Grace UnHae Kwon
Grace UnHae Kwon started to play the violin at the age of six and fell in love with the instrument instantly. Ms. Kwon has performed prestigious works in Jordan Hall, Dorothy Chandler, Waltz Disney Hall, Berklee Performance Center, Hynes Convention Center among many other. In 2000 she grabbed First Prize in the South –Western Music Festival in both chamber music and solo divisions, and also won First Prize the Korean Times Competition.
She has worked under the direction of many wonderful composers, conductors, and teachers such as: Ekka Peka Solonen, Brad Keimach, Ludovic Morlot, Ronald Leonard, Gustavo Dudamel, JoAnn Falletta, Burce Hangen, Jack Wall, and Alexander Treger. She has also performed in master classes with Katie Lansdale, Joseph Silverstein, and Daniel Heifetz.
Grace UnHae Kwon achieved her Bachelor’s degree at the New England Conservatory under the instruction of James Buswell and Mary-Lou Churchill. She received a Graduate Performance Degree from the Boston Conservatory with Lynn Chang and Rictor Noren.
Ms. Kwon has also earned a Master's in Music from APU: School of Music under the direction of Columbia Record Artist Charles Stegeman and USC:Thornton School of Music's Alice Schoenfeld.
Currently Ms. Kwon is working on her Doctorate at the Boston University under the tutelage of Peter Zazofsky, first violinist of Grammy Award winning Muir Quartet.
Grace UnHae Kwon has been the concertmaster of the internationally recognized Video Game Orchestra in Boston, Boston Chamber Orchestra, and Boston Conservatory Opera.
In 2012 Ms. Kwon was invited to participate in the Buenos Aires International Violin Competition and also won the APU: School of Music Concerto Competition. This lead to performing as featured artist for APU Symphony Orchestra: Virtuoso Concert.
Ms Kwon has been featured on NECN morning new program, Boston radio stations, and has performed sold out concerts at Berklee Performance Center and the Hynes Convention Center.
Grace loves working with both and classical artists. She has over 70 works and enjoys working with modern day composers.
Ms. Kwon performs on a 1760 Solomon.