Eun Hwan Bai, violin/viola
Dr.Eun Hwan Bai was Born in March 21, 1961 in Seoul, Korea. Since 1986 he has been a U.S. citizen. He is Married to Kyung Hee Bai. They have two children, Samuel and Bless. Dr. Eun Hwan Bai received his Doctor of Musical Arts from Juilliard School in 1987. Also Include B.M,(1983),M.M(1984) from Juilliard School (Double major; violin and viola) His teachers include Dorothy DeLay, William Lincer, Jeans Ellerman, Eudice Shapiro, Gorge Kast, Jae Hun Lee, Byung Ho Bai, Suk Chol Park. Dr.Bai has been the director of Del Gesu String since 2007. Occupations include: President, Seoul Art High Alumni Association of Southern California; Leader at Korean Festival Ensemble; Concertmaster at KBS Symphony Orchestra; Professor at Eastern Kentucky University in U.S.A; Arlington Trio; Professor at Konkuk University, Kuhmo Asiana String Quartet.
Over the years, Dr.Bai has won many prizes including the Juilliard Concerto Competition(s) performing Bartok, and W. Schuman viola Concertos; Aspen Concerto Competition, performing Walton viola Concerto; 1st prize at Coleman Chamber Music Competition (1st violin Korish Quartet); 1st prize at Los Angeles Repertoire Orchestra Competition; grand prize at Seoul Education University competition; 1st prize at Korea Times competition; 1st prize at E-Hwa University Competition. His recordings include: Complete Paganini 24 Caprices on Violin and Viola (Live, Sound Hill), Bela Bartok Violin Concerto and Viola Concerto (Deluxe), Ysaye complete 6 sonatas (live video), CD Rom; Violin Story (Deluxe), Paganini: Violin Concerto No.1 (SKC), W. Ernst: “Last Rose” Grand Caprice (KBS), J.S. Bach No.3, No.6 Brandenburg Concertos (Korea Festival Ensemble), Shostakovich Violin Concerto No.1, Viola Concerto No.1 (live,EKU), Kuhmo Asiana String Quartet (Delose), A few of Dr. Bai’s special performances include: BAI Trio; Rye Ja Bai (piano), Eun Hwan Bai (violin) IL Hwan Bai (cello); ‘The Korean Musician’ concert series; 1st complete 24 Paganini Caprices Recital at Aspen, Colorado(1980); 12 times in public concerts with complete Paganini 24 caprices, including N.Y. debut at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center(1993); 1st complete Ysaye 6 solo sonatas Recital at Julliard Recital Hall (1985); 4 times in public concerts with complete Ysaye sonatas in U.S.A., and Korea. Soloist with Juilliard Orchestra (W.Schuman Viola concerto) at William Schuman’s 75th Birthday celebration at Alice Tully Hall (1986), Complete works of J.S. Bach Sonatas & Partitas (Festival Ensemble Hall, 1989); Wieniawsky F# minor Violin Concerto, Korea Premier (1990); 2000 Millennium 12 Recitals at Kumho concert Hall (once a month); complete 10 Beethoven Sonatas; 19 Mozart Sonatas; Kreisler short pieces; Shostakovich Violin & Viola concertos (2002); Vivaldi 4 Seasons with EKU chamber orchestra (2002); Benefit concerts in USA; Carmen Fantasy (2003), Sarasate Zigeunerweisen (2004); Bach Chaccone(2005); Chausson: Poeme (2006); Del Gesu String Chamber Concert (2007, 2008) at Zipper Hall, Colburn School; Del Gesu Strings’s South America Concert Tour (Panama, El Salvador, Urguai, 2009); Del Gesu Strings’s South America Concert Tour (Ecuador, Chile, 2010); Korea Tour, Paganini 24 Caprices (Seoul, Dae-Gu, Dae-Joen, Pusan, Kyang-Ju).
Some of his other contributions include: YouTube 386 videos; Dr. Eun Hwan Bai’s Masterclass, Del Gesu Strings concerts, 2012 concert series. Dr. Bai is invited to give a lecture presentation on ‘Hi Tech Exercise’ at the Primrose International Viola competition and Festival (June 8-14) at Colburn School of Music in Los Angeles.
Dr. Bai is also invited to give concerts from 30 Korean Embassies of the major countries around the world in 2015. He is also planning to perform Schumann Viola concerto in 2015 as Korea’s 70th independence memorial concert at Pan Mun Jum (DMZ Military Defense Line). DVD: Dr. Bai’s Masterclass (4 volumes, YouTube), Educational Cartoon (volume 1,2,3) Website: www.violinstory.com (English, Korean, Japanese, Chinese)