Sung-Won Hwang, clarinet
Clarinetist Sung-Won Hwang is one of the most sought after performers and teachers in the New York City area. Her ability to "mesmerize audiences with her dynamic presence and interpretation" has taken her to perform extensively in renowned venues such as Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Symphony Space, Steinway Hall, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, John F. Kennedy Center, and Toronto Center for the Arts. She has given masterclasses at music clinics and festivals as a classical music advocate in Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Korea, China, Japan, Mexico, Canada, and the United States.
A devoted chamber musician, Dr. Hwang is a founder of a chamber music group, A440, and has coordinated concerts to promote new music composed by emerging composers around the world and recorded on Naxos Records, Mark Records, Composers Recordings, Inc., as well as independent folk music labels. She has served on the woodwind and music theory faculties at Eastman Community Music School, Mason Gross Extension Division, and Rutgers Preparatory School.
Currently teaching woodwinds, chamber music, and aural skills at Rutgers University and Westminster Conservatory at Rider University, Dr. Hwang maintains a busy lecture and performance schedule. She is also an active adjudicator at various competitions for young professionals as a member of Music Teachers National Association and National Association for Music Education.
Dr. Hwang received Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Clarinet Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Rutgers University. Her teachers include Richard Hawkins, Jon Manasse, Kenneth Grant, Robert DiLutis, and Maureen Hurd.