Faculty & Staff
Music education is important, not only for the marketable skills it teaches, such as creativity, discipline, flexibility, and the ability to cooperatively with others, but also because it simply makes life more enjoyable. We must allow students to find ways to access and express their creative potential for their own sake.
Born in South Korea, Hyun Joon Shin has performed in Hungary, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, and United States, on notable stages, including Stern Auditorium, Zankel Hall, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, and Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater at Kimmel Center as a chamber musician and soloist. During his teenage years, he often performed in Shenzhen, Dongguan, Guangzhou, and Weihai in China and moved to Budapest to study with Eszter Perenyi at Liszt Academy of Music. He won the first prize at International Korean Music Academy and Seoul National music competition. He was a fellowship recipient of Texas Music Festival, Duxbury Music Festival, and Atlantic Music Festival. He has appeared at a collaborated performance with Lambert Orkis, who is a main collaborative pianist of Ann-Sophie Mutter. Mr. Shin was a scholarship recipient and earned his Bachelor of Music degree at Temple University under Richard Amoroso and Master of Music degree under Lucie Robert at Manhattan School of Music with Dean’s List honors. He has received coaching and been part of masterclasses from members of American String Quartet, Ying Quartet, Arnold Steinhart, Carmit Zori, Andrezej Grabiec, Gerald Robbins, Cho-Liang Lin, Lambert Orkis, Frank Almond, and Pamela Frank. Mr. Shin previously served at Korean National Police Orchestra and currently completing his Artist Diploma under Todd Phillips on full scholarship at Rutgers University, where he was also a teaching assistant. He occasionally teaches at Mannes Pre-college as a substitute teacher and is a faculty at Love Violin, USA, Rutgers Community Arts and teaching artist at AACC youth orchestra.