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Joan KWUON (violin)

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Joan Kwuon made her solo debut at age of twelve, performing Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the World Youth Symphony Orchestra. Invited to attend the Crossroads School, Ms. Kwuon continued her professional training at Indiana University, the Cleveland Institute of Music and The Juilliard School, where she is a member of the Violin Faculty.

Since her solo debut at the Tanglewood Music Festival, Joan Kwuon has been performing as a soloist and a recitalist in concert halls and festivals of Asia, Europe, and the United States. Ms. Kwuons first major appearance was in 1999 performing the Brahms Violin Concerto with the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra at the invitation of Sir Andre Previn, who subsequently invited her as guest soloist with the NHK Symphony Orchestra of Tokyo and London Symphony Orchestra.

Ms. Kwuon has enjoyed collaborations with the Kalichstein- Laredo-Robinson Trio, Juilliard String Quartet, Bright Sheng, Vladimir Feltsman and in duet with Tony Bennett at Tanglewood and Jazz at Lincoln Center.

As a young breast cancer survivor, Joan Kwuon is Founder and President of the non-profit Artists for Breast Cancer Survival, Inc. ABCS has raised over 1 million dollars and continues to raise funds for research and patient care while celebrating life and music.