Bo Youp Hwang
BSO: John and Dorothy Wilson chair, endowed in perpetuity; BPO: Eunice and Julian Cohen chair, endowed in perpetuity
Born in Korea, Bo Youp Hwang gave his first violin solo performance with orchestra when he was twelve. He went on to study at the School of Music and Fine Arts and the University of Seoul. At the age of eighteen, Mr. Hwang won two prestigious prizes, leading to study with the Fine Arts String Quartet at the University of Wisconsin, and later won First Prize in the Young Artists Competition. He was assistant concertmaster of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for three years before joining the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1973. He has performed on several occasions as a soloist with the Boston Pops Orchestra and was also active as first violin of the Francesco String Quartet. He has returned to Korea several times over the past years to perform with orchestras there. Mr. Hwang has taught many successful young musicians over the years around the Boston area and taught at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute and New England Conservatory's Preparatory School.