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Steve Sang Kyun Koh, violinist


Being a passionate performer and teacher, Sang Kyun (Steve) Koh is currently a Sessional Lecturer at University of Toronto, where he received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree. He received his Bachelor of Arts at Rice University in Houston, Texas (U.S.A.), where he was the recipient of the Herbert & Helen Allen scholarship and the Dick and Mary Ellen Wilson scholarship. After finishing his Bachelor’s degree, Steve continued his studies and received his Master’s in String Performance and Pedagogy at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois (U.S.A.), where he was the recipient of the coveted Emily Boettcher and Yule Bogue Endowed Fund and the Dick Eickstein Grant. At University of Toronto, he was the Palmason Graduate Fellow in Violin and the teaching assistant to Professor Annalee Patipatanakoon of the Gryphon Trio.

An avid chamber and orchestral musician, Steve has shared the stage with violists Leslie Robertson and Teng Li, pianist Philip Chiu, cellist Antonio Lysy and Brian Manker, bassoonist Nadina Jackson, violinists Nikki Chooi, Yehonatan Berick, Alexander Kerr, and Adam Barnett-Hart. He has also performed with Symphony S.O.N.G., Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, and the Windsor Symphony Orchestra.

Steve has studied with the members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. His past and current teachers have included Yehonatan Berick, Jonathan Crow, Clara Jumi Kang, Svetlin Roussev, Joel Smirnoff, Koichiro Harada, Gerardo Ribeiro, Kathleen Winkler, Helen Hwaya Kim, Irina Muresanu, and Krzysztof Wegrzyn. He has performed in solo and chamber music masterclasses for Cyrus Forough of Carnegie Mellon University, Paul Kantor of the Shepherd School of Music, Shmuel Ashkenasi of the Curtis Institute of Music, Hiroko Yajima of Mannes School of Music, the Philharmonia Quartett Berlin of the Berlin Philharmoniker, and for the Belcea String Quartet.


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