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Soh-Hyun Altino (D.M.A.), Violin

Soh-Hyun Park Altino,is highly regarded as a gifted teacher of violin and a versatile performer of solo and chamber music.  She has given numerous performances at universities in the U.S. as well as at Masterworks Festival, Yellow Barn, Kneisel Hall, Duxbury Music Festival, Tanglewood, New York String Seminar, Sarasota Music Festival, Festival Virtuosi in Brazil, Academy y Festival Nuevo Mundo in Venezuela, Goethe Institut in New York, Youngsan Arts Hall in Korea, and in recitals in Colombia and Germany.  She has collaborated with artists such as Oleh Krysa, Monique Duphil, Suren Bagratuni, Jasper de Waal, Daniel Shapiro, and Jonathan Crow among others.  She regularly performs as a member of the Dúnamis Trio with pianist Victor Asunción and cellist Leonardo Altino and in the Ceruti Quartet, the quartet-in-residence at the University of Memphis.  The quartet's recording of the Debussy and Brahms quartets was noted by Gramophone for its "physically emotional power."

Soh-Hyun has been a soloist with Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Jackson Symphony Orchestra, Peabody Concert Orchestra, Masterworks Festival Orchestra, Sinfonica de Campinas in Campos do Jordao, Festival Virtuosi Orquestra in Recife, and Suwon Philharmonic in Seoul. The Commercial Appeals praised her recent concerto performance for its "poise and precision." As an avid supporter of new music, she has worked closely with composers such as Steven Mackey, Jon Grier, Margaret Brouwer, James Mobberley, John Baur, and Kamran Ince.

As a dedicated teacher, Soh-Hyun directed the String Intensive Study Program at Masterworks Festival in the summers from 2003 to 2013 and taught internationally through projects such as Fabrica de Musica and eMasterclass in Brazil and Festival y Escuela Internacional de Musica in Colombia. She has given violin master classes at Vanderbilt University, University of Texas Austin, The Fine Arts Center in Greenville, SC, Ohio Music Teachers Association, Festival de Inverno de Campos do Jordao, and Dongduk Women's University in Seoul.  To advocate for the continuing education and professional development of the graduates of the University of Memphis, she regularly holds forums for violin teachers and conducts clinics for their younger students.

A native of Korea, Soh-Hyun earned her bachelor's, master's and the doctor of musical arts degrees in violin performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she was a student and teaching assistant to Donald Weilerstein. Previously, she studied with Violaine Melançon at the Peabody Institute and Young-Mi Cho in Korea. Her major chamber music coaches include the members of the Juilliard, Concord, Cleveland, and Cavani Quartets and the Peabody Trio.

Soh-Hyun Altino currently serves as Associate Professor of Violin at the University of Memphis where she has been on the faculty since 2001.

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