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    Hwang, Bo Youp

    Violinist from Korea 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. 


    For three 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 to Hollywood” 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. 


    In February 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.


    On 13th March 2011, he was at the Endicott College Center 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.



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    7. http://www.artistdirect.com/artist/bo-youp-hwang/6406636
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    9. http://hawthornehotel.blogspot.com/2010_12_01_archive.html
    10. http://www.bso.org/images/_images/BSO/CommConcertTri_10-11_trifold.pdf
    11. http://www.bso.org/images/_images/Pops/springPops2011Roster.pdf











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