Seoul, Korea, who debuted with the
Seoul Philharmonic when he was only seven years old. At twelve years of age, he was
already studying with Jascha Heifetz. He attended Juilliard and continued
his studies with Dorothy DeLay, Ivan Galamian,
and Felix Galimir.
whom he has worked include the Bronx Arts Ensemble, the Carnegie Ensemble, the
Manhattan School of Music Summer Festival Orchestra, the Merrick Symphony
Chamber Orchestra, the New York Pops, the New York Virtuosi, the Orchestra
of the Westchester Conservatory of Music, the Riverside Orchestra, the Sea
Cliff Chamber Players, the Solisti Ensemble, the
Westchester Symphony, the Westfield Symphony Orchestra, and the Yonkers
November 1989 through 28th July 1991, he was in the orchestra
pit for a Broadway revival of Gypsy.
He and his
daughter Christine performed Moritz Moszkowski’s
“Suite for Two Violins and Orchestra” with the Riverside
Orchestra on 14th December 1996.
January 1997, Byung-Kook was the concertmaster
and Christine was the featured soloist on Niccolo
Paganini’s “Concerto in D major” with the Westchester
Symphony Orchestra at the Performing Arts Center of Purchase College.
was the soloist on 27th March 1999 when the Westchester Symphony
Orchestra offered up Franz Joseph Haydn’s “Farewell Symphony”,
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Symphony No. 25” and “Violin
Concerto No. 5”, and Antonio Salieri’s
November 2006, the Bronx Arts Ensemble gave the world premiere of Oliver Caplan’s “Laugh/Stay/Dance”.
was the guest soloist of the Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra at Untermeyer Park on 26th July 2008 in
a performance of “Introduction and Rondo capriccioso in A minor, Op.
28” by Camille Saint-Saens.
October 2010, he and Christine teamed up with the Merrick Symphony Chamber
Orchestra at the Freeport Public Library where they performed Johann
Sebastian Bach’s “Double Violin Concerto in D minor”.
He and pianist
Joanne Polk joined forces with the Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra on 30th
January 2011 when they gave an airing to the seldom heard “Concerto
for Violin, Piano and String Orchestra in D minor” by Felix
July 2011, he switched to viola as he and Christine performed Johan Halvorsen’s arrangement of George Frideric Handel’s “Harpsichord Suite in G
minor” with the Carnegie Ensemble at the Great Auditorium in Ocean
played viola and Christine played violin with the Yonkers Philharmonic
Orchestra on 1st April 2012 when they performed Mozart’s “Sinfonia Concertante for
Violin, Viola & Orchestra in E flat major, K.
which he appears include Love is Good
by Christine Andreas, My Inspiration
by Kenny Davern, Roseland NYC Live by Portishead, and So Damn Happy by Aretha Franklin.
In the field
of music education, he has taught at Lehman
College, the Jewish Academy of
Fine Arts, the Manhattan School of Music, the Mannes College of Music, Queens College, and the Westchester
Conservatory of Music.