Joung Hoon Song performs extensively as a violinist and violist throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. He has been the featured soloist with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Budapest Symphony Orchestra, Equador National Symphony Orchestra, Parkway Concert Orchestra, Mt. Holyok Civic Orchestra, Reading Symphony, Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Mesa University Orchestra, the Mont Clair Chamber Ensemble and the Aspen Baroque Orchestra, among others, and has performed extensively in New York and Boston at venues including Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Michael C. Paul Hall at Lincoln Center, and Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory.
In addition to his solo appearances, Dr.Song is active as a chamber musician and conductor, collaborating with artists and faculties from New England Conservatory, Boston University, Boston Conservatory, Wellesley, Stanford University, Smith College, Longy, Yale University, The Juilliard School, Mannes, Manhattan School of Music, University of Illinois at Urbana Champagne, University of Arizona, Louisiana University, Peabody and the Chopin Academy in Poland. He was the Director of Colorado Mesa University Orchestra, New England Conservatory’s Preparatory String Orchestra for 5 seasons, and of the Julliard Korean Chamber Ensemble’s 1992 providing music for President Roh Tae Woo’s visit to NY. In 1999, Dr. Song was invited to act as assistant concertmaster for the Asian Philharmonic Orchestra’s “Millennium” concert led by its founder Maestro Myung-whun Chung. Most recently he was the concert master for the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra and He is currently the concert master for the MIT Summer Philharmonic Orchestra.
Dr. Song received his Bachelor’s degree from Juilliard, the Master of Music and Artist Diploma degrees from Yale, and the Doctor of Musical Arts in both violin and viola from Boston University, studying with Dorothy DeLay, Naoko Tanaka, Hyo Kang, Erick Friedman, Eugene Becker, Bayla Keyes, and Michelle LaCourse. His dissertation; “Henri Vieuxtemps and his Contributions to the Unaccompanied Solo Violin and Viola Literature” focused on the legendary violinist and composer, Henri Vieuxtemps.
For summer festivals, He has taught at Medowmount as viola assistant to late Eugene Becker who was legendary Juilliard viola faculty and NY Philharmonic assistant principal, Aspen Music Festival, Bay View Music Festival in Michigan as faculty and resident String Quartet violist, Encore Coda as violin/ viola faculty and Conductor.
Dr. Song has held faculty positions for The Juilliard-Iceland Youth Symphony Orchestra program led by Maestro Paul Zakofsky and the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra. Currently serve as Visiting Assistant Professor of Upper Strings and Conductor at the Colorado Mesa University, violin, viola chamber music faculty at the New England Conservatory; Preparatory School / School of Continuing Education and maintains teaching affiliation with Harvard University Office For the Arts and MIT Professional Education.
He currently performs on Vieuxtemps’ violin, a 1789 Lorenzo Storioni, and a 1695 Giovanni Baptista Grancino viola.