Soh-Hyun Park Altino
Korean-born violinist Soh-Hyun Park Altino is highly regarded as a gifted teacher and a versatile performer of solo and chamber music. Her concert engagements have taken her to Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Germany, Korea and throughout the United States, as well as to festivals including the Duxbury Music Festival, Festival de Inverno Campos do Jordão and Festival Virtuosi in Brazil, and the Academy y Festival Nuevo Mundo in Venezuela. She has collaborated with renowned artists such as Monique Duphil, Oleh Krysa, Laurie Smukler, Suren Bagratuni, Steven Mackey and Jasper de Waal, among others. Prior to joining the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Mead Witter School of Music in 2015, Soh-Hyun served as Associate Professor of violin and chamber music at the University of Memphis, where she regularly performed as a member of the Dúnamis Trio and the Ceruti String Quartet. As a dedicated teacher, Soh-Hyun directed the String Intensive Study Program at the Masterworks Festival for eleven summers and has given master classes at universities both in the United States and abroad. She is a strong advocate of continuing education of performers and teachers, and to that end has regularly presented professional development sessions and held forums and clinics for violin teachers and their younger students. Her main teachers include Violaine Melançon at the Peabody Institute and Donald Weilerstein at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree and Doctor of Musical Arts degree.