The newly appointed concertmaster of the Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra, violinist Daphne Su recently completed her Masters of Music as an Irene Diamond Scholarship recipient at the Juilliard School, under the tutelage of Masao Kawasaki. She was a full scholarship recipient at the University of Michigan, where she received her Bachelor of Music with a minor in Economics.
Ms. Su performed the Brahms Violin Concerto with the University Symphony Orchestra at Ann Arbor’s Hill Auditorium, Michigan, where she was the winner of the concerto competition. She also served as the concertmaster of the University Symphony Orchestra in Michigan, as well as the assistant concertmaster of the Juilliard Orchestra. She has attended summer music festivals including Aspen Music Festival and School (AMFS), the Music Academy of the West, Chautauqua Institution’s Music Festival, Pacific Music Festival, and Tanglewood Music Center. She has worked under world-renowned conductors including James Levine, Valery Gergiev, Riccardo Muti, and Oliver Knussen. She currently resides in New York City, and has an active teaching studio in New Jersey.
Mira Kang, principal cellist of the Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra, has performed throughout South Korea, Northeastern US, and Germany as a recitalist and chamber musician. At age 16, Mira Kang was a guest artist in the Young Performer's Ensemble Series of the Seoul International Music Festival, which featured celebrated musicians from around the world. She also appeared on an MBC Television Broadcast in Korea as a featured artist in a classical music program. She followed this with a successful debut concert as a soloist with the Seoul Civic Orchestra. After graduating from Seoul National University, Mira continued her studies at the Manhattan School of Music, where she received a Master of Music Degree. She received the Doctor of Musical Arts from Rutgers University, where she studied on full scholarship and served as a part-time lecturer. Mira made her New York debut recital at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall as a winner of the Artist International Competition. She performed as a soloist with the Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra last season on the Elgar Cello Concerto. Ms. Kang is an active teacher and educator. She has judged local competitions, including the National League of Performing Arts and Young Virtuosi Recital Competitions. She has been on the faculty of the Bravura Summer Music and Northern Lights Music Festival. With the Bravura Youth Orchestra, she has served as a conductor and chamber music director. Her favorite collaboration is featured in the CD release “Lullaby” with the American Boychoir.
Dr. Chiu-Ling Lin, is internationally renowned pianist, educator, and a former United States Artistic Ambassador to Latin America. An energetic and passionate performer, Dr. Lin plays before enthusiastic audiences around the world. Dr. Lin has performed in Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, and has soloed with fourteen orchestras, including the Atlanta Symphony, the Chicago Civic Orchestra, the Singapore Symphony, and the Des Moines Symphony. Appearances in New York, Boston, Chicago, England, Canada and throughout the Far East have featured Dr. Lin's unique mix of music by Chinese and Western composers. Her virtuosity is showcased in a new CD, “Portraits of China.” As an acclaimed chamber artist, Chiu-Ling Lin has collaborated with world-renowned artists such as Marina Piccinini, Marcos Granados, and Ignat Solzhenitsyn. Dr. Lin is a committed educator who has taught scores of exceptional students, many of whom have succeeded in professional music careers. Dr. Lin is a resident of West Windsor. She is the President-Elect of the New Jersey Music Teachers Association.