Eun-song Koh


Violinist, Eun-song Koh, is an active performer and teacher. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of David Updegraff and Jan Mark Sloman. She earned a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University, where she was the recipient of the School of Music Eckstein Fund Grant. During her time at Northwestern University, Eun-song was also awarded the Bienen School of Music Grace Fox Congdon Scholarship, an endowed award for musical and academic excellence.

Eun-song has participated many international music festivals and concerts. She attended the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, International Music Academy Plzen, Foulger International Music Festival, Brevard Music Festival, and the Meadowmount School of Music. She served as concertmaster of the Orford Music Festival Orchestra in 2016 and toured South Korea with their orchestra. She served as the second violin principle of Northwestern University’s Symphony Orchestra on their tour to Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.

She has performed in master classes with Augustin Hadelich, Philippe Quint, Vadim Gluzman, Janice Martin, Stephan Jackiw, Lawrence Dutton, Jonathan Feldman, Pascal Rogé, Cecile Licad, David Chan, Ivan Chan (Miami String Quartet), and Kikuei Ikeda (Tokyo String Quartet). Eun- song enjoys chamber music and has performed in trios, quartets, and quintets while working closely with members of the Cavani String Quartet as well as Peter Salaff. As violinist and pianist, she performed frequently on the KPBX classical radio station.

She worked as the teaching assistant for world-renowned violinist and pedagogue, Jan Mark Sloman, since 2018. Eun-song has many experiences as a teacher—she attended the Interlochen Summer Arts Camp as a teaching fellow, where she performed and taught as a private instructor and chamber music coach. She also served as a teaching fellow for the MusAid program in La Paz, Bolivia where she performed with the orchestra and taught at Bolivia Clasica. During her time at MusAid, Eun-song was part of the intensive two-week teaching seminar led by Mimi Zweig. She also served as an adjudicator for the Dallas Music Teachers Association’s Symphonic Festival Competition.

Eun-song currently resides in Dallas, Texas where she performs and teaches privately. She is a passionate and dedicated mentor to her students. Her students are nurtured into musicians with a solid musical foundation encompassed by a deep understanding of music theory, a keen sense for listening, an abundant love and appreciation for music, and a broad awareness of the rich history that surrounds each performance piece. Through her lessons, students develop diligence, discipline, and perseverance, which allowed them to win top prizes in competitions including the Juanita Miller Concerto Competition, Vernell Gregg Competition, MTNA, Collin County Young Artists Competition, Roger and Ella Jo Competition, Fort Worth Young Artist Concerto Competition, Dallas Symphonic Festival Competition, and the Fort Worth Music Teachers Association Competition. Many of her students have been accepted into prestigious music programs and universities including the Cleveland Institute of Music, New England Conservatory, University of Pennsylvania, Brown University, and Harvard University, while successfully carrying on their teachings and values into their careers both within and beyond the music scene.