Each month in the Orchestra’s Playbill, we feature one musician in a question-and-answer segment. Below is that feature in its entirety.
Where were you born? In Seoul, South Korea.
What piece of music could you hear over and over again? Brahms’s Symphony No. 1.
What is your most treasured possession? My soulful phone.
What’s your favorite Philadelphia restaurant? Definitely Parc.
What’s in your instrument case? Advil and chocolate to protect and enrich my violin and bow.
If you could ask one composer one question what would it be? Are there any consistent and penetrating themes or messages in your overall works?
What piece of music never fails to move you? Brahms’s Symphony No. 1.
When did you join the Orchestra? In September 2019.
Do you play any instruments? I play piano and little bit of French horn.
What’s your favorite type of food? Korean food.
What books are on your nightstand? Hard copy or e-reader? Hard copy.
Do you speak any other languages? Korean.
Do you have any hobbies? I like to cook.
Do you have a favorite movie? The Harry Potter films.
Is there a piece of music that isn’t in the standard orchestral repertoire that should be? Bizet’s Symphony in C major.
What’s the last recording you purchased? Mozart’s Requiem with Riccardo Muti.
What’s on your iPod? All the music I need and my lovely dog’s photo.
When was the first time you heard The Philadelphia Orchestra? In 2012 when I came to the Curtis Institute of Music as a freshman.
Other than Verizon Hall, where is your favorite place to perform? Jordan Hall at the New England Conservatory in Boston.