Kyubin Hwang, Cello
Cellist Kyubin Hwang, born in Busan, South Korea, in 1990, began to play the cello at the age of nine and graduated from the Busan Arts Middle School and Seoul Arts High School. She studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna with Wolfgang Aichinger and Bruno Weinmeister, and received the diploma “Magister of Music” in 2016. In 2003 she was selected for the Young Artist Series at the Busan Arts Center, where she gave her debut concert with the Busan Philharmonic Orchestra. She also won numerous major competitions during her studies in Korea. She has performed as a soloist at major venues across Korea and Austria, including the Yiwon Art Center, the Busan Geumjung Arts Center and the Musikverein in Vienna. As a member of Trio Da-One, she won the Chieri International Competition in 2015 and performed many concerts in Korea and Austria, including at Schubert’s Birthplace Museum and the Mozart House in Vienna. She has played at many international festivals, including Mozarteum International Summer Academy (Austria), Mendelssohn International Summer School (Germany) and Great Mountain International Festival & School (Korea). Kyubin Hwang attended master classes with Antonio Meneses, Miklos Perenyi, Arto Noras and Gustav Rivinius. Since 2015 she has devoted herself to contemporary music, and has played at the Arnold Schönberg Center (Austria) as a member of the Webern Ensemble. In 2017, she has played at Lavaux Classic (Switzerland), IMPULS Festival (Austria), and was also selected as a member of the Lucerne Festival Academy 2017 (Switzerland). She participated in the Master’s course in contemporary music and ensemble playing at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, studying with Andreas Lindenbaum and Jean-Bernard Matter.