Joung Hoon Song began his violin studies at the age of ten in South Korea. After winning the Seoul Philharmonic Concerto Soloist Competition, he made his debut with the orchestra at the age of 15 in a televised concert broadcast nationwide. Since then, he has performed extensively in the United States, Germany, Italy, Poland, Hong Kong, Iceland, and South Korea. His concerts as a soloist with orchestras include appearances with the Budapest Radio Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic, Korean Symphony Orchestra, and the Aspen Baroque Chamber Orchestra. His major recitals and chamber music appearances have been in Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and Michael C. Paul Hall at Lincoln Center. Song has also been a featured artist on Classical Music, the CBS radio program in New York.
In January of 1987, Song traveled from South Korea to New York in order to enter the Pre-college Division at the Juilliard School. He continued his studies there and received his Bachelor’s degree from Juilliard in 1993, where he studied with Dorothy DeLay, Hyo Kang, and assisted Eugene Becker. He also served as a faculty member at Juilliard for the Iceland Youth Symphony Exchange Program. He completed his Master of Music and Artist Diploma degrees in 1996 at Yale University on a full scholarship. During his time at Yale, he taught and assisted under the guidance of Erick Friedman. Most recently, Song completed two Doctorate degrees (D.M.A), in violin and viola, at Boston University.
His dissertation for the B.U. degrees focused on the legendary violinist and composer, Henri Vieuxtemps. He has the honor of performing with Vieuxtemps’ violin, a 1789 Lorenzo Storioni, in concert today.
B.M., The Juilliard School); M.M. and Artist Diploma, Yale University; D.M.A violin and viola, Boston University.