Charles, Senior Cello Instructor
Charles is a rising cellist who has performed live on radio stations in Cleveland and Chicago and in concert venues around the world. He was named the winner of the 2006 Cleveland Institute of Music’s Concerto Competition and was recently the top prizewinner of the 2012 Osaka International Music Competition. Charles served as a Vorspieler member of the Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra in Japan for three seasons where he also performed in numerous chamber music and solo recital concerts. He has participated in the Tanglewood Music Center, Lorin Maazel’s Castleton Festival and was principal cellist of the National Repertory Orchestra. Charles principal teachers include Richard Aaron, Michel Strauss and Joel Krosnick. He has received degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music and The Juilliard School and participated in an exchange with the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris. Charles is currently pursuing his Doctor of Music degree at UCLA studying with Antonio Lysy.
Wonsun is a professional cellist educated at internationally known top music schools, has performed in collaboration with top musicians, and has over 10 years of teaching experience, both private and group lessons. She received a scholarship to obtain her Masters Degree in Music from Yale University, and another scholarship from the Great Mountain Music Festival in 2007. She has performed at the Tokyo Opera House, with the Korean Symphony Orchestra,
and with the Yale Symphony at Carnegie Hall in New York.