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Faculty

Khullip Jeung / Violin

Violinist, Khullip Jeung has performed and taught throughout the US, Europe, and Asia as soloist, Chamber musician, and sought after violin pedagogist. Mr. Jeung started playing the violin at the age of 5 in South Korea and soon after immigrated to Hawaii. He had his solo debut with the Honolulu Symphony at the age of 9, playing the Khachaturian Concerto and soon after the Lalo Symphonie Espagnole to great acclaim. At the age of 15, Mr. Jeung moved to New York, after being accepted to the Juilliard Pre-College to study with Dorothy Delay on scholarship. He received the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees at Juilliard studying with Sally Thomas with the C.V. Starr Scholarship, Teplitsky Memorial Scholarship, and the Irene Diamond Graduate Fellowship to name a few.
Mr. Jeung has been awarded the Grand Prize in the Korea Times Music Competition (LA), American String Teachers Association Competition (HI), and the youngest recipient of the Morning Music Scholarship to name a few. Television and radio broadcasts include, The Saturday Morning Show, Saturday AM, Superkids, MBC Arts Theater and much more. He was also featured in the String and Bow music magazine of the October 2006 publication. His two, live-recorded, unedited inspirational CDs have had enormous popularity both here in the US and abroad and is currently working on the third album. Most recently, he also recorded the only instrumental numbers for the new upcoming Broadway, ?Gatsby?.  Mr. Jeung has also been invited to judge many competitions such as the New York International Music Competition and National Young Musicians Showcase Competition. He is also the founder and chairperson of the International Virtuoso Competition.
Mr. Jeung is on the faculty of The Juilliard School Pre-College, Mannes Pre-College, and JCC Thurnauer School of Music. Since 2005, he has also been the music director of the highly acclaimed Good Neighbor Ensemble based in New Jersey. During the summers, he has taught at the Maui Summer Music Festival and the Waterville Valley Chamber Music Festival. In 2013, Mr Jeung founded the 4Strings Music Festival in New York and is also its director.

Jisun Kang / Violin

Violinist Jisun Kang has performed throughout the US, Europe, and Asia as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral musician. She served as a section violinist of Naples Philharmonic in Florida and concertmistress of Nova Philharmonic in New York. She is currently the concertmistress of the Ureuk Symphony Orchestra in New York, and one of the founding core leaders of the Sonata da Chiesa, a chamber group based in the Tri-State area.  Ms. Kang also performs with the New York Classical Players which features world renowned soloists.
Ms. Kang first started the piano in Korea, and after moving to England, she started the violin at the age of 9. Soon after, she won her first competition after only 6 months of studying the violin. She had her first solo debut with the Busan Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of 13 performing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto. She was won numerous competitions such as the Watford Music Festival Competition, Busan Music Association Competition, Busan MBC Music Competition, and the Music Journal Competition in Korea.
Jisun Kang received her bachelor’s degree at the Seoul National University, and earned her master’s degree from The Juilliard School studying with Stephen Clapp, where she was awarded the Carabo-Cone Schelarship and Dorothy Starling Scholarship. she continued her study at the Manhattan School of Music with Glenn Dicterow, Lisa Kim and Yoko Takebe, and received the Professional Studies degree in Orchestral Performance with the Stamas Fund from the New York Philharmonic. During the summers, she has taught at the Waterville Valley Music Festival in New Hamshire and the Maui Summer Music Festival. In 2013, she co-founded the 4Strings Summer Music Festival in New York.

Liana Laura Mount / Viola

The Juilliard School; B.M. (summa cum laude), Temple University. Viola studies with William Lincer, Karen Tuttle, Leonard Mogill. Chamber music studies with Albert Fuller, Juilliard and American String Quartets.
Assistant to William Lincer at The Juilliard School 1986~1997. Participated in Aspen Music Festival, Spolete, Yellow Barn Music Festival, Round Top and Manchester Music Festival.
Dr. Mount teaches Violin; Viola and Chamber Music at Mannes Prep. She has performances throughout Asia and in Europe with La Sinfonica Galicia. Appears frequently with orchestras in the Tri-State Area. Member, Columbus Chamber Players and North South Consonance. Former faculty, Hunter College High School, Hunter College, Queens College. Faculty, Mannes Preparatory Division since 1994.

Wei-Yang Andy Lin / Viola

Wei-Yang Andy Lin, born in Taiwan, recognized as one of the most promising young violists of today, is currently a Doctoral Candidate at the Stony Brook University of New York. He came to the U.S. in 1997 to attend the Idyllwild Arts Academy and holds his Bachelor and Master’s Degrees from The Juilliard School.
Mr. Lin has won numerous competitions including Taiwan National Viola Competition, the Idyllwild Concerto Competition, Top Prize in the 2008 Juilliard Viola Concerto Competition and subsequently made his Avery Fisher Hall solo debut with the Juilliard Orchestra. As the winner of the 2009 Stony Brook University Concerto Competition he performed the Walton Viola Concerto with Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra.
In addition to his solo career Mr. Lin is an avid chamber musician and is a member of the award winning string quartet, the Amphion String Quartet. The quartet was a winner of the 2011 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition and was recently selected to join the roster of the Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Society Two for a three-year residency. They have won the First Prize in the Piano and Strings Category as well as the Audience Choice Award at the 2010 Plowman Competition. They also won the First Prize in the 2010 Kauder String Quartet Competition. Mr. Lin is also member of the Musicians of Lenox Hill and has served as a principal violist of the International Sejong Soloists. He currently serves as principal violist of the Solisti Ensemble, the New York Classical Players and the Salome Chamber Orchestra.
Additionally he has been privileged to perform for the former President of the United States, Bill Clinton and the former President of Taiwan, Ten-Hui Lee. He was also invited to perform chamber music with Itzhak Perlman where The New York Times described “Mr.Perlman, playing first violin… answered in kind by the violist Wei-Yang Andy Lin.”  Mr. Lin is currently the artistic director of the New Asia Chamber Music Society and the New York Formosa Choir.

Amy Kim / Cello

Cellist, Amy Kim has given solo recitals worldwide. She has performed to rave reviews in Europe at the Schumann Haus, the Franz Liszt Hochschule, the Salzburg Mozarteum, Schloss Elmau, and in Ljubljana, Slovenia where she has been invited to reappear. American audiences have heard her perform as soloist with the Little Orchestra Society, the Killington Music Festival Orchestra in Vermont, and with the Dallas Chamber Orchestra in Texas. The Sun Post of Miami, Florida said of her solo performance with North Miami Beach Symphony, “Ms. Kim proved to be an artist of sensibility. Her playing delighted the audience.” Ms. Kim collaborated with distinguished pianists Jacob Lateiner and Seymour Lipkin on the major recital repertoire and gave numerous concerts in New York City. Her performances also includes recitals in Iowa under the auspices of the Des Moines Women’s Club, and in Chicago on the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series, a live syndicated radio broadcast.
In addition to her concert career, Ms. Kim is a dedicated teacher and believes it is a great privilege to “train and inspire the next generation of professional cellists.”  She is currently on the faculty of the extension and the preparatory divisions of the Mannes College The New School for Music in Manhattan.
Ms. Kim is a graduate of the Juilliard School where she studied with Channing Robbins and Harvey Shapiro. She is playing on a Lorenzo Ventapane cello made in the 18th century.

Tali Roth / Classical Guitar

One of the world leading and most charismatic guitarists, Tali Roth is Head of the Juilliard School Pre-College Guitae program and is an adjunct professor at NYU. She has presented master classes throughout the world and taught at the Aspen music festival. Classical Guitar magazine hailed her “an extra ordinary solo and chamber musician” and The NY Times “a marvelous classical Guitarist”.
Her recent engagement include recording all the Classical Guitar sound tracks for the Woody Allen film “you will meet a tall dark stranger” released in 2010.  Since her Carnegie Hall debut she has performed as a soloist throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Japan and her native Israel, appearing ins such venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall (with violinist Midori), the Alvin Ailey theatre with Douglas Dunn and Dancers in the 92nd St Y Harkness Dance Festival, Rose Hall Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center with Grammy Nominee Flutist Carol Wincenc, the Caremoor Center, the Aspen Music Festival, the Tel Aviv Henry Crown Hall, Teatro Presidente in San Salvad or with El Salvador Philharmonic, Teatro Solis in Uruguay with Glamourtango, Haiyuza Theatre in Tokyo with Flamenco Komatsubara and Silvia Duran dance companies, Suzanne Dellal Center and in Merkin Hall, Lincoln Center with members of Israel and NY Philharmonics.
Ms. Roth has performed on stage in the New York Off-Broadway musical production of Nobel Prize Laureate Derek Walcott’s The Odyssey and by invitation for the U.N. in Washington for dignitaries such as former Prime Minister Shimon Peres, Prime Minister Ehud Barak, and General Colin Powell. She has won Top Prize in all categories at the Twenty-Third Masterplayers Music and Conductors Competition in Switzerland and the New York Artist International Competition Award.  Ms. Roth holds a BM from the Jerusalem Rubin Ms. Roth is A Savarez Artist.
Tali Roth Guitar Program
August 16 to August 23.
Program cost is $1200 + $100 application fee.

Leo Soeda / Conductor

Leo Soeda studied the cello at the Manhattan School of Music with Nathaniel Rosen. He has performed in world renowned venues such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Avery Fischer Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall, Joe’s Pub, and the United Nations, and has also performed on late night TV shows, such as NBC’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman. During the years 2003~2007, he also performed as the lead cellist of a rock band, New Radio, and actively performed with them in venues such as Joe’s Pub, and Terminal 5, and appeared in the Iceland Airwaves Festival in Reykjavik, Iceland in 2005. In June, 2006, he made an appearance on NBC’s Today Show, where he performed in his own composition for string trio. Hw has also appeared as a guest artist in numerous recordings including Yeah Yeah Yeahs. It’s Blitz !  Mr. Soeda also received his master’s in music composition from New York University, where he studied under Justin Dello Joio.  In May 2009, his String Quartet no.1 was premiered at the Rose Studio at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. As an arranger, he has worked with the Atlantic Records and other independent artists. He is a co-founder of the Cocoro Strings, a conductorless string orchestra, who have appeared in History Channel’s Stan Lee’s Superhuman. He has also written music for advertisements for companies such as TUMI.
Recently, his short piece for double bass and clarinet was premiered by two NY Philharmonic artists in New York City. He has served as the Director of Music Performance at the New York University’s multimedia performing arts program, IMPACT, and is currently serving as a conductor and a chamber music coach at New Jersey State Youth Orchestra, and as a guest teaching artist in Frank Sinstra High School of the Arts, while actively performing and composing as a freelancer in New York City.

Ann Setzer / Artistic Advisor

Ann Setzer received her M.M. degree at the Juilliard School and her D.M.A. at SUNY-Stony Brook. She has appeared as a soloist in recital throughout the U.S. and has given extensive chamber music performances in the U.S. and in Europe.  She is frequently asked to give master classes and workshops.
Her teachers have included Sally Thomas and Roman Totenberg, as well as Josef Gingold, Earl Carlyss, Gilbert Kalish and Timothy Eddy for chamber music studies.  Ms. Setzer served as a teaching assistant to Ivan Galamian at Meadowmount and in New York City.
She is currently on the faculties of  New York University, Mannes the New School for Music, The Juilliard School Pre-College Division, The Meadowmount School of Music and The Green Mountain Music Festival.

Sean Yoo / Recording Engineer

Sean Yoo is one of today’s most sought after classical and jazz sound engineers in the tri-state area. His clients include professional artists, professors and students from all the major music conservatories and industry. Mr. Yoo has a degree in Music Production and Engineering and also Music Synthesis fom the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He has also worked for the Sony Music Studios in NYC and Hit Factory to name a few.
Currently he is the president and chief recording engineer at NV Recording Studio in New Jersey.