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conductor , music director

Sung Kwak, conductor, music director.

Background

Kwak, Sung was born on December 11, 1941 in Seoul. Came to the United States, 1964, naturalized, 1977.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Kyoung-Hee University, Seoul, 1963. Bachelor of Science, Mannes College Music, New York City, 1970.

Career

Member orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic and K.B.S. Philharmonic, 1959-1964;member of faculty, Queens U., CUNY and Mannes College Music, 1971-1976;assistant conductor, Atlanta Symphony, 1977-1980;assistant conductor, Cleveland Orchestra, 1980-1983;artistic director, Sunriver Music Festival, Oregon, 1983-1993;music director, conductor, Austin (Texas) Symphony, 1982-1996;music director, Pusan (S. Korea) Philharmonic, since 1996. Conductor Joffrey Ballet Company. New York City, 1971-1976, conductor lead concerts for reunification of North and South Korea, Pyoung-Yang, 1991.

Guest conductor worldwide United States of America, Europe, Asia. M C.

Connections

Married Idee Kordell, December 27, 1980. Children: Sandra, Warren and Justin (twins).

spouse:
Idee Kordell

child:
Sandra Kwak

child:
Warren and Justin Kwak (twins)