Preparatory Division Faculty
M.M., The Juilliard School
teachers: Sally Thomas, Dorothy DeLay, Won-Bin Yim, Kathryn Lucktenberg, Simon
Khullip Jeung has performed and
taught throughout the US, Europe, and Asia as soloist, chamber musician, and
sought after violin pedagogist. Mr. Jeung started playing the violin at the age
of 5 in South Korea and soon after immigrated to Hawaii. He had his solo debut with the Honolulu
Symphony at the age of 9, playing the Khachaturian Concerto and soon after the
Lalo Symphonie Espagnole to great acclaim.
At the age of 15, Mr. Jeung moved
to New York, after being accepted to the Juilliard Pre-College to study with
Dorothy DeLay on scholarship. He
received the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees at Juilliard studying with
Sally Thomas with the C.V. Starr Scholarship, Teplitsky Memorial Scholarship,
and the Irene Diamond Graduate Fellowship to name a few.
Jeung has been awarded the Grand Prize in the Korea Times Music Competition
(LA), American String Teachers Association Competition (HI), and the youngest
recipient of the Morning Music Scholarship to name a few. Television and radio broadcasts include, The Saturday Morning Show, Saturday AM,
Superkids,MBC Arts Theater and much
more. He was also featured in the String
and Bow music magazine of the October 2006 publication. His two,
live-recorded, unedited inspirational CDs have had enormous popularity both
here in the US and abroad and is currently working on the third album. Most recently, he also recorded the only
instrumental numbers for the new upcoming Broadway, “Gatsby”. Mr. Jeung has also been invited to judge many
competitions such as the New York International Music Competition and National
Young Musicians Showcase Competition. He
is also the founder and chairperson of the International Virtuoso Competition.
Jeung is on the faculty of The Juilliard School Pre-College, Mannes
Pre-College, and JCC Thurnauer School of Music. Since 2005, he has also been the music
director of the highly acclaimed Good Neighbor Ensemble based in New
Jersey. During the summers, he has taught at the Maui
Summer Music Festival and the Waterville Valley Chamber Music Festival. Mr. Jeung is also the founder and director of
the 4Strings Music Festival in New York.