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Portrait of Joon-Sung JunJoon-Sung Jun


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Cellist Joon Sung Jun became a faculty member of CSULB in 2007 and he has been a cello professor and chairperson at Shepherd University since 2002. Professor Jun studied at the University of Southern California under Eleonore Schoenfeld and has continued studying with Gerhard Mantel, Ronald Leonard, David Soyer, Lynn Harrell, and more. As a professor he has given master classes in the U.S, Asia, Europe, and has taught and lectured in chamber music ensembles and literature in such institutes as California State University of Los Angeles, Pusan University, Dong-I University, Kyung Sung University, Kazakhstan National Music Conservatory, and others.

As a concert soloist Professor Jun has given hundreds of concerts with solo appearances in concertos by Bach, Beethoven, Bloch, Boccherini, Brahms, Dvorak, Elgar, Goltermann, Haydn, Prokofiev, Saint-Saens, and Tchaikovsky with various orchestras such as Kazakhstan National Philharmonic, Uol San Symphony, Ma San Symphony, Pusan Symphony, Korean Philharmonic, Catholic Boys Town, Symphonieta, Korean American Symphony (KAYS). With KAYS, he did his Disney Hall debut concert with the Beethoven Triple Concerto in 2007. He has collaborated in concertos, chamber music, and orchestral symphonies with Issac Stern, Yo Yo ma, John Perry, Yefim Bornfman, Ivry Gitlis, and under the baton with Leonard Bernstein, Zubin Mehta, James Levine, Simon Rattle, Michael Tilson Thomas, Esa Pekka Salonenand and more. His live concerts have been broadcasted on TV and Radio stations such as PBS, KCET, KBS, MBC and 91.5 KUSC.

Profesor Jun has taught numerous cello students who have won 1st prize in competitions such as the Kollaboration Classical Competition, South Coast Symphony Concerto Competition, Marina Del Ray-Westchester Symphony Young Artist Competition, Brentwood Westwood Symphony Young Artist Competition, Torrance Symphony Concerto Competition, PSYO Concerto Competition, Music teacher's National Association Solo Competition, American String Teachers Association Solo Competition, Los Angeles Violoncello Society Competition, Edith Knox Young Artists' Showcase competition, and manyf orchestra auditions. His students also have been awarded full scholarships at prestigious colleges such as Juilliard, Manhattan School of Music, Indiana University, Yale, Peabody, UCLA, USC, and more.

In his homeland, South Korea, he has a contract to be a soloist and give Master Classes with the Prestige Youth Orchestras as their principal professor through out the country every year. He also has taught and performed with in major festivals in Kazakhstan, Italy, France, New York, Beverly Hills, and Montecito where Ivry Gitlis, Aaron Rosen and Janos Starker have taught during past couple of years.


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