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conductor , music director

Sung Kwak, conductor, music director.


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


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


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.


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

Idee Kordell

Sandra Kwak

Warren and Justin Kwak (twins)