Dr. Yuseon Nam

Director

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Dr. Yuseon Nam has quickly made a positive impact on the musical community of Hawai’i since her arrival in the fall of 2017. She is a fulltime member of the Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra, and also maintains a large private studio.

Dr. Nam did her undergraduate studies at Seoul National University, and the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music where she received her bachelors and masters degrees, summa cum laude, studying with Ik-Hwan Bae. Dr. Nam completed her doctoral degree in violin performance and literature at the Eastman School of Music, studying with Federico Agostini. She was Professor Agostini’s teaching assistant, and also taught violin courses at the University of Rochester. Dr. Nam also studied with Mimi Zweig at Indiana University to complete her master’s degree outside area in violin/viola pedagogy. While at Indiana, she taught students in the Indiana University String Academy.

Dr. Nam is an active soloist and chamber musician. She has performed throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Dr. Nam was the founder of the Felix Trio, and they were featured at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Yujung Arts Center in Seoul, and invited as a resident trio at the Banff Centre Chamber Music Residency. Dr. Nam has been a prizewinner in numerous competitions, and has performed as a soloist with orchestras across the world including Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Korean-American Youth Orchestra and Romanian State Orchestra. Also an accomplished viola player, Dr. Nam was invited as a viola guest artist to the International Chamber Music Festival of Puerto Rico.