GRACE UNHAE KWON
Grace UnHae Kwon started to play the violin at the age of six and fell in love with the instrument instantly. Ms. Kwon received her Bachelor’s degree at the New England Conservatory under James Buswell and Mary-Lou Churchill, and received a Graduate Performance Degree from the Boston Conservatory. Ms. Kwon also holds a Master's in Music from APU: School of Music under the direction of Columbia Record Artist Charles Stegeman and at USC: Thornton School of Music with Alice Schoenfeld. Currently, she is a scholarship Doctoral Candidate of the Boston University under the tutelage of Grammy Award winner, Peter Zazofsky.
Ms. Kwon gained international recognition as Concertmaster of Video Game Orchestra and has been featured on NECN morning news programs, Boston radio stations, and has performed sold-out concerts at Berklee Performance Center and the Hynes Convention Center. In 2012, she was invited to participate in the Buenos Aires International Violin Competition. Ms. Kwon has also worked with recording industries outside of classical music. She was the recording artist of Chrono Cross Time’s Scar solo for Videos Games Live and has been featured on records of Lev Shelo and Tommy Walker. Ms. Kwon was also the violin recording artist for Cybill Shepherd’s movie Listen to Your Heart.
Ms. Kwon enjoys working with modern-day composers. Since 2009, she has premiered over 120 pieces of contemporary like Esa-Pekka Salonen and Andy Vores. Grace has also collaborated with composers Ken Ueno, Stephen Cabell, Robert Patterson, and Solbong Kim as a Resident Artist and Concertmaster of the Atlantic Music Festival. She has been featured as Concertmaster of the Boston University Symphony Orchestra for the live broadcasts at Boston Symphony Hall under the baton of David Hoose and Ken David Masur.
Currently, Grace is the violinist of Charis Duo alongside friend and pianist, Tiffany Poon. Ms.Kwon’s love for the music extends beyond performance into teaching. As Artistic Director of God’s Grace Love Violin Studio, she helps students to grow in their gifts, excel in competitions, and enrich their communities.