Violinist, Khullip Jeung is known and sought around the world as a versatile soloist, chamber musician, and violin pedagogist. Mr. Jeung started playing the violin at the age of 5 in South Korea and soon after immigrated to Hawaii. He had his solo debut with the Honolulu Symphony at the age of 9, playing the Khachaturian Concerto and soon after the Lalo Symphonie Espagnole to great acclaim. At the age of 15, Mr. Jeung moved to New York, after being accepted to the Juilliard Pre-College to study with Dorothy DeLay on scholarship. He received the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees at Juilliard studying with Sally Thomas with the C.V. Starr Scholarship, Teplitsky Memorial Scholarship, and the Irene Diamond Graduate Fellowship to name a few.
Mr. Jeung has been awarded the Grand Prize in the Korea Times Music Competition (LA), American String Teachers Association Competition (HI), and the youngest recipient of the Morning Music Scholarship and more. Television and radio broadcasts include, Saturday Night Live, The Saturday Morning Show, Saturday AM, Superkids, MBC Arts Theater and much more. He was also featured in the String and Bow music magazine of the October 2006 publication. His two, live-recorded, unedited inspirational CDs have had enormous popularity both here in the US and abroad and is currently working on the third album. Most recently, he also recorded the only instrumental numbers for the new upcoming Broadway, “Gatsby”. Mr. Jeung has been invited to judge many competitions such as the New York International Music Competition, Camerata Artists International Competition, and National Young Musicians Showcase Competition. In 2011, Mr. Jeung founded the International Virtuoso Competition with his vision to create a fair and just competition that would also expose fine young talent.
Mr. Jeung is on the faculty of The Juilliard School Pre-College, Mannes College of Music, and Borough of Manhattan Community College (CUNY). He was also a visiting artist professor at UMass Amherst for the spring 2019 term. From 2005 to 2014, he has been the music director of the highly acclaimed Good Neighbor Ensemble based in New Jersey and is now the music director of the Love Violin USA, a voluntary, non-profit organization dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of underprivileged children around the world (www.loveviolinusa.org). Mr. Jeung is also the concertmaster of the Classical Notes Philharmonic based in NY that performs regularly in the NY/NJ areas and the United Nations. He is a founding member of the BeneSori Quartet which extensively performs in the NY metropolitan area and the President of the BeneSori Music Foundation which he created in 2013. During the summers, he has taught at the Maui Summer Music Festival and the Waterville Valley Chamber Music Festival, Narnia Summer Music Festival in Italy, and the Pacific Music Institute’s Summer Music Program in Hawaii. In 2013, founded the 4Strings Music Festival in New York in which he is also its director.
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