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JUN 28, 2017 Hyuk Joo KWUN_Violinist_Korean Classical Musician 6738
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Today’s musician is a legend. His name is Hyuk Joo Kwun.
Last year, he was supposed to perform at the Um Chamber Orchestra’s opening concert in October. After the rehearsal, on the way to his hotel, he got into a cab. When the cab arrived at his hotel, the driver found him not breathing. The hotel clergy did cry, but it was already too late. He was only 31 years old.
This sad news also pained the Russian classical music scene, that considered him a “fantastic” performer.

It wasn’t really easy playing the violin when he was growing up. He showed exceptional interest in the instrument when he was young. However, his parents knew nothing about classical music and not too long after he started becoming serious with the violin, his father’s company became bankrupt.
But his mother saw that he was a genius, and did her best to further his studies in music. So after a chance of playing in front of a professor from Russia, the mother and son moved to Russia.

Critics continued to praise him. He won second place at the Tchaikovsky Youth Music Competition when he was only 11 years old. Critics said that Jascha Heifetz was reborn and that Kwun is a violinist that would appear maybe once every hundred years.
A music columnist said that Kwun made the impossible possible and did he outstandingly, when he heard him perform Paganini.
First of all, Paganini’s works are challenging. So for a violinist to learn a short Paganini piece, and be able to just play the notes is hard. But being able to perfect it, it’s really hard. One time he played all the 24 caprices in one recital, which is daunting for any violinist.

In Korea, he taught at Anyang University, as the youngest professor there.
He has also performed with renowned orchestras from around the world.
It’s a pity that we can’t hear him live. But it’s even more a pity because there aren’t that many recordings left by this genius violinist.

(If you want to listen to the audio clip about Hyuk Joo KWUN, please click the web address below.
http://www.arirang.com/Player/News_AOD_2016.asp?code=AOD&Prog_Code=RADR0126&ACode=19505#)

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