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Bo Youp Hwang

Mary B. Saltonstall chair, endowed in perpetuity, Boston Symphony Orchestra

Eunice and Julian Cohen chair, endowed in perpetuity, Boston Pops Orchestra

Bo Youp Huang headshot with violin


Born in Korea, Bo Youp Hwang gave his first violin solo performance with the Seoul Symphony Orchestra when he was twelve. He went on to study at the University of Seoul. At age eighteen, Mr. Hwang won two prestigious prizes, leading to study with the Fine Arts String Quartet at the University of Wisconsin, where he studied violin with Abraham Loft and later won First Prize in the Young Artists Competition. Mr. Hwang was assistant concertmaster of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra before joining the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1973. He has performed on several occasions as a soloist with the Boston Pops Orchestra with John Williams and was also active with Francesco String Quartet for many years. Mr. Hwang has returned to Seoul, Korea, on several occasions to perform with orchestras there. He has also taught many successful young musicians over the years in the Boston area. In his leisure time Mr. Hwang enjoys painting, making pottery, going on nature walks, and fishing.

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