who made his solo debut at twelve years of age. He attended the University of Seoul’s
School of Music
and Fine Arts and took further studies at the University of Wisconsin
with the Fine Arts String Quartet.
years, he acted as Assistant Concertmaster with the Milwaukee Symphony
Orchestra. In 1973, he became a
member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
A couple of
early recordings on which he performed were 1982’s Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, with Seiji
Ozawa conducting the BSO and soloist Joseph Silverstein, and Ronald Barron’s
1991 offering, Hindemith on Trombone.
In May 1995, he
was a guest soloist with the Boston Pops under the baton of Conductor
Laureate John Williams, when they presented a pair of programs, “Salute
and “Pops in Love”.
Bo appeared on
several Boston Pops recordings in the 1990s and beyond: American
Visions; The Celtic Album; Chris Botti in
Boston; Holiday Pops; My Favorite Things: A Richard Rodgers Celebration;
and, A Splash of Pops.
2010, he participated in a series of Boston Artists Ensemble Concerts at
the Hawthorne Hotel, in Salem,
Massachusetts. The program comprised Johannes
Brahms’ “Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 51” and Wolfgang
Amadeus Mozart’s “Clarinet Quintet in A major”, with
soloist Thomas Martin.
March 2011, he was at the Endicott
for the Arts in Beverly,
Massachusetts, for a recital
of Franz Joseph Haydn’s “Quartet No. 6 in D, Op. 50” and Franz
Schubert’s “String Quartet in C, D. 956”.
In the field
of music education, he has served on the faculties of the New England
Conservatory and the Tanglewood Institute.