Violinist, Jonathan Hwang grew up in a musical family, but is the first in his family to pursue music professionally. Prior to his formal music education, Jonathan began to show signs of his musicality at a very young age. At the age of 6, Jonathan’s mother introduced him to the violin and now he cannot think of anything that is more rewarding than the power of music.

After his debut concert, Jonathan was hailed by The Oregonian as “Charming and poised, he had a commanding presence, intense focus and a bow arm that lent loads of nuance.”

As a regularly sought out chamber musician and solo musician, Jonathan has been gaining much acclaim for his musical performances. His chamber music mentors are the Ying Quartet and the Ariel Quartet. He has performed in masterclasses for the Brentano Quartet and the Borromeo Quartet. Jonathan has also performed in masterclasses for great violinists such as Paul Kantor, Andres Cardenes, and Anne-Sophie Mutter.

Professionally, Jonathan had been a tenured member of both the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra in Ithaca, NY and Symphoria; where had been performing as acting Assistant Principal Second Violin (’16-’19). Currently Jonathan is an Associate Violinist for the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, the Dayton Philharmonic in Ohio and is a proud returning member of the violin section at Symphoria, Your Orchestra in Central New York.

Jonathan has been invited to participate in prestigious festivals such as: the Brevard Music Festival, Round Top Music Festival, the National Repertory Orchestra, the Spoleto Music Festival, and the Aspen Music Festival and School. He has performed with many conductors such as Robert Spano, Keith Lockhart, JoAnn Falleta, and most recently as Associate Concertmaster under the baton of Louis Langrée of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Music from the Eastman School of Music; where he studied with: Oleh Krysa, Robin Scott and Lynn Blakeslee. He earned his Master of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music studying with Timothy Lees, the Concertmaster Emeritus of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

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