Overture to Die Fledermaus: Johann Strauss
The Promise of Living: Aaron Copland
Stomp Your Foot: Aaron Copland
Violin Concerto in D Major: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Symphonic Metamorphosis: Paul Hindemith
The Allen Philharmonic is pleased to welcome Douglas Kwon, the 2016 Grand Prize Winner of the Young Texas Artist Competition, to perform the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Douglas has been a Teaching Assistant to Professor Brian Lewis at the University of Texas at Austin while enrolled in the Doctoral Musical Arts degree program. He will graduate with his Doctorate in May 2017. Mr. Kwon earned his Bachelor of Music and Masters of Music in Chamber and Professional Performance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under Ian Swensen, Li Lin, and Wei He.
As a chamber musician, Douglas has collaborated with esteemed pianists Menahem Pressler, and Pedja Muzijevic, as well as violinists Roberto Diaz, and Kim Kashkashain. Douglas has performed with members of the Cleveland, Concord, Ravel, Ives and St. Lawrence quartets. He has performed as a soloist with the Austin Civic Orchestra, University Orchestra at UT Austin, San Francisco Conservatory of Music Orchestra, and University of Calgary Orchestra.
As an orchestral player, he has had the privilege of working with Conductors Lorin Maazel, Kurt Masur, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Andris Nelsons, Jaap van Zweden, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, and Simon Rattle. Douglas has played with the Houston Symphony, Austin Symphony and Austin Lyric Opera. For the past summers, he has participated in Morningside Music Bridge, Meadowmount School of Music, Tanglewood Music Center, and Toronto Summer Music Festival.
Douglas Kwon joined the Toronto Symphony as a section violin player in the fall of 2017.