...THE CAPTIVATING YOUNG STRING QUARTET...
— THE BENNINGTON BANNER
 
  HYUN JEONG LEE    Hailed as being a "superior [and] excellent" violinist (The Flint Jounal),  Hyun Jeong Helen Lee  has captivated audiences throughout the United States, Canada and Asia. Leading into her conservatory career, she attended the Interlochen Center of Arts in the summer of 2009. While there, she was concertmaster of the World Youth Symphony Orchestra for two terms. As a soloist, she has performed with the Chichibu Festival Orchestra, Royal Oak Symphony Orchestra, and The Boston Conservatory String Ensemble as winner of the String Ensemble Concerto Competition. Furthermore, Helen was a winner of The Boston Conservatory's prestigious String Honors Competition. Helen has also performed in masterclasses for various artists, including Phillipe Quint, Jorja Fleezanis and Joseph Silverstein. She is a graduate of The Boston Conservatory where she studied with Markus Placci, and received an Artist Diploma as part of the John J. Cali School of Music Graduate Quartet in Residence Program where she studied with Weigang Li of the celebrated Shanghai Quartet. Helen performs on a prize-winning violin by Geoffrey Ovington and a C. H. Bazin bow, lent by the maker himself.   

HYUN JEONG LEE

Hailed as being a "superior [and] excellent" violinist (The Flint Jounal), Hyun Jeong Helen Lee has captivated audiences throughout the United States, Canada and Asia. Leading into her conservatory career, she attended the Interlochen Center of Arts in the summer of 2009. While there, she was concertmaster of the World Youth Symphony Orchestra for two terms. As a soloist, she has performed with the Chichibu Festival Orchestra, Royal Oak Symphony Orchestra, and The Boston Conservatory String Ensemble as winner of the String Ensemble Concerto Competition. Furthermore, Helen was a winner of The Boston Conservatory's prestigious String Honors Competition. Helen has also performed in masterclasses for various artists, including Phillipe Quint, Jorja Fleezanis and Joseph Silverstein. She is a graduate of The Boston Conservatory where she studied with Markus Placci, and received an Artist Diploma as part of the John J. Cali School of Music Graduate Quartet in Residence Program where she studied with Weigang Li of the celebrated Shanghai Quartet. Helen performs on a prize-winning violin by Geoffrey Ovington and a C. H. Bazin bow, lent by the maker himself.

 

DAVID DO

Violinist, David Do, is the second violinist of the The Julius Quartet, currently the Peak Fellowship Ensemble-in-Residence at the Meadows School of Music at Southern Methodist University. As a soloist, Do has appeared as an international soloist at the Chichibu International Music Festival in Japan, performing with the Chichibu Festival Orchestra. Furthermore, he has also performed as soloist with various orchestras in the Northern Californian region, including a commissioned work by Kerry Lewis with the San Jose Youth Chamber Orchestra, where he also served as concertmaster. As a passionate chamber musician, David has participated in various chamber music festivals and concerts such as the St. Lawrence String Quartet Seminar, McGill International String Quartet Academy, The Banff Centre's Chamber Music Residency Program, the Tanglewood String Quartet Seminar, Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, and the Worcester Chamber Music Society Summer Festival. Do is a graduate of The Boston Conservatory where he studied with Markus Placci and received an Artist Diploma from the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University where he worked with Yi-Wen Jiang, the renowned second violinist of the Shanghai Quartet. Prior to his conservatory career, David began his formal training at San Francisco Conservatory's Preparatory Division studying with Doris Fukawa.  

 
 
 

JOHN BATCHELDER

Violist John Batchelder has captivated audiences across North and South America as a passionate chamber musician and soloist. He has performed as soloist with numerous ensembles such as the Hemenway Strings, Worcester Bach Consort and Plano High Symphony Orchestra, as well as participated in various summer festivals and masterclasses, such as The McGill International String Quartet Academy, the Banff Centre Masterclasses, St. Lawrence String Quartet Seminar, the Meadowmount School of Music, The Boston University Tanglewood Institute, The Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, and the Music from Salem Viola Seminar in Salem NY. As a member of the award winning Julius Quartet, John has performed in venerated venues such as Carnegie Hall, Bargemusic, Moss Arts Center, Rockport Music, and the Isabella Gardner Museum. In 2011, John was a winner of the Davis Projects for Peace Grant for his program designed to help, encourage and teach music to the young children of the favelas of Natal, Brazil. John is a graduate of The Boston Conservatory where he studied with Lila Brown, and of the John J. Cali School of Music Graduate String Quartet in Residence program where he studied with Honggang Li of the celebrated Shanghai Quartet. Furthermore, he previously served as Artistic Coordinator at the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award (NAHYP) award winning organization Project STEP; a nonprofit, music education program.

 

  BYRON HOGAN    Byron Hogan  is a cellist and arranger from Lakeland, Florida. From 2010 to 2012, he was an Artist in Residence at USF as a member of the President’s Piano Trio. He has played in ensembles such as the Ocala Symphony Orchestra, The Osud trio, The St. Petersburg Opera, and the Miami ballet as well as performing as soloist with The Imperial Symphony and the Bogus Pomp Orchestra. Byron has recently taught master classes in Florida in addition to performing throughout the United States and Canada. He holds a Bachelors of Music from Florida Southern College where he studied under Anne Parrette and Jeffrey Lang, a Masters in Music Performance and Chamber Music Performance from the University of South Florida where he studied under Scott Kluksdahl, a Graduate Performance Diploma from The Boston Conservatory under Rhonda Rider, and an Artist Diploma from the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University under Nicholas Tzavaras as part of the Graduate String Quartet in Residence program.       

BYRON HOGAN

Byron Hogan is a cellist and arranger from Lakeland, Florida. From 2010 to 2012, he was an Artist in Residence at USF as a member of the President’s Piano Trio. He has played in ensembles such as the Ocala Symphony Orchestra, The Osud trio, The St. Petersburg Opera, and the Miami ballet as well as performing as soloist with The Imperial Symphony and the Bogus Pomp Orchestra. Byron has recently taught master classes in Florida in addition to performing throughout the United States and Canada. He holds a Bachelors of Music from Florida Southern College where he studied under Anne Parrette and Jeffrey Lang, a Masters in Music Performance and Chamber Music Performance from the University of South Florida where he studied under Scott Kluksdahl, a Graduate Performance Diploma from The Boston Conservatory under Rhonda Rider, and an Artist Diploma from the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University under Nicholas Tzavaras as part of the Graduate String Quartet in Residence program.