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. Kwuon’s 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
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.