Biography: Yeon Sun Huh

Born in Incheon, South Korea, to artist parents, Yeon Sun Huh began studying piano and violin at age five. As a young avid violinist, she has toured Europe and Russia with musicians of the Bucheon Youth String Orchestra and has performed in Frankfurt, Salzburg and Saint Petersburg. Following studies with a violinist Kyung Sun Lee, she was accepted to the Oberlin Conservatory of Music at age 16. In 2008, Yeon Sun received Diplomas in both violin and piano performance from the Professional Music School named after Rimsky-Korsakov, in Saint Petersburg, Russia. She subsequently studied with Paul Kantor, Stephen Rose, and Kimberly Meier-Sims at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she earned a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance in 2014 with Academic Honors, and a Master of Music degree in violin performance and Suzuki Pedagogy in 2015.

As an orchestral musician, Yeon Sun serves as concertmaster of the Cleveland State University Symphony Orchestra, and plays as a substitute with the Akron Symphony Orchestra, Canton Symphony Orchestra, Erie Philharmonic Orchestra, Cleveland Pops Orchestra, Firelands Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Opera Theater, Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as various regional orchestras in Korea. Her summer activities have included the National Repertory Orchestra, National Orchestral Institute, and Texas Music Festival. Yeon Sun is currently pursuing a Professional Studies in Music performance Certificate Program at the Cleveland States University under the tutelage of Peter Otto, the first associate concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra.