Guest Artists

Hyun Ki Min

Hyun Ki Min

That's Italian Saturday, May 13th

After graduation from the musicological department at Sejong University, he went abroad to Italy. Then, he studied vocal music at Milan municipal conservatory and completed his course in Piacenza conservatory. Also, he finished Milan municipal conservatory with the highest score, and the National conservatory of Rueil-Mal maison in France as the top of his class by unanimous assent. And he finished deplome's course in choral conducting at the Rome academy in Italy.

He was acknowledged for his voice by winning many prizes, such as: 3rd on Nanpa-concours, 1st on Orvieto international concours and Gianni Poggi international concours, 2nd on Piero Cappuccilli international concours, a prize on Jeuness international concours, a special prize on Ritorna Vincitor international concours.

He is very busy nowadays, normally in Italy and Korea. He has recently worked on Oratorios of 'Petite Messe Solennelle' by Rossini, 'Mass coronation' and 'Requiem' by Mozart, 'Masse in Tempore Belli' by Haydn, and Handel's 'Messiah'.

Dr Juyong Kwon

Dr. Juyong Kwon

A Midsummer Night's Dream Saturday, April 8th & Sunday, April 9th, 2017

Dr. Juyong Kwon, born in Seoul, South Korea, is currently the principle conductor of Seoul Orchestra, Siheung Opera Company, Vocal Ensemble 'Voce di Anima'. He is also a professor at the Shinsung University.

Dr. Kwon worked as a conductor for the University of Washington Contemporary Ensemble and as an Assistant Conductor for the Northern Illinois University Philharmonic.

Dr. Kwon has conducted the following orchestras: KBS Symphony Orchestra in Korea, The State Symphony Orchestra of the Republic Tatarstan in Russia, Euzno Sakhalin City Orchestra in Russia, Guri City Philharmonic in Korea, Prokofiev Orchestra in Ukraine, Korea Mozart Orchestra, Kiev State Symphony Orchestra in Ukraine and etc.

Dr. Kwon has conducted all Beethoven's Symphonies with Seoul Orchestra during last season. In 2015-2016, he is planning to conduct various concerts including opera 'Tosca' and to make a recording to celebrate 10th anniversary season with Vocal Ensemble 'Voce di Anima'.

Dr. Kwon completed his doctoral degree in Orchestral Conducting under maestro Peter Erös at University of Washington. Mr. Kwon also holds 3 Masters Degrees in Engineering (Acoustics), Physics (Acoustics), and Music (Conducting and Organ).

Minkyung Lora Chung

Minkyung Lora Chung

Chamber Series II January 27th, 2017

Minkyung Lora Chung is a soloist and first viola player for the Korea Chamber Ensemble. After completing her studies at the Ewha Women's University she further enhanced her craft at the Vienna Conservatory in Austria. She has had the privilege of being coached by renowned professors such as Jonghyuk Lee, Youngmi Jeong, Hyesoon Yang and Sladky-Buxbaum Ivana. She has won many awards for her solo work, including the prestigious National Scholarship Contest and has performed with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Seoul Sinfonietta and Guam Symphony Society.

Ah Young You

Ah Young You

Chamber Series II January 27th, 2017

Ah Young You is currently a pianist for the Korea Chamber Ensemble. After completing her Bachelor of Arts from SUNY Plattsburgh she continued her education at Boston University, where she was awarded her Master of Music. During her scholarly pursuits she belonged to Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa, and Phi Eta Sigma honor societies and received awards and scholarships in both North America and Asia. She has performed as a concerto soloist with the Seoul Royal Symphony, and accompanied choral and oratorio societies in such productions as Handel's Messiah.

Suzanne Bona

Suzanne Bona

Chamber Series I October 15th, 2016

Flutist Suzanne Bona regularly performs as a soloist and chamber musician and in ensembles in the Midwest and Northeast U.S. The Cincinnati, OH resident has enjoyed a longtime collaboration with guitarist Richard Goering. She is also a member of the Sylvan Trio, a flute-cello-piano ensemble which gave a successful concert tour of Minnesota and Wisconsin in April 2015.

Suzanne is delighted to be returning to Guam to perform again, following up her concerts as guest soloist with the Guam Symphony Orchestra in March 2012.

Suzanne is also host and executive producer of Sunday Baroque, a syndicated weekly radio show of Baroque and early music. She originated the program in 1987 on WSHU Public Radio in her hometown of Fairfield, CT. Sunday Baroque has been distributed nationally since 1998, and is currently heard by more than a quarter million listeners every week on more than 150 public radio stations and networks across the U.S including KPRG.