USO Concertmaster

David Hwan-Min Song

A native of Jeon-Ju, South Korea, violinist David Hwan-Min Song began studying the violin at the age of 10. He received his training at the Jeonju Fine Arts Middle School under Seung-Gu Baek before immigrating to the United States in 2002. Since then, he has performed extensively as an orchestral, chamber, and solo violinist. He served as Concertmaster of the Stetson University Symphony Orchestra, Baylor University Symphony Orchestra and the Florida All-State Orchestra for several years, as well as Concertmaster for the All-County Orchestra and the Southwest Florida Youth Orchestra.

In 2003, Mr. Song made his solo debut with the Southwest Florida Youth Orchestra under the baton of Dr. David Eccles, and has also appeared as soloist with the Southwest Symphony Orchestra under Paul Naddler, Ocala Symphony and Edison State College Orchestra under Dr. Daniel Hill. Additionally, Song was featured as soloist on NPR’s program From The Top performing a movement from Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No.2 with Christopher O’Reilly. In 2005, he was selected to perform with the London Symphony during the Florida International Festival in Daytona Beach, Florida.

In April 2011, David Hwan-Min Song was featured guest soloist performing Pablo de Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy as First Prize Winner of the Southwest Florida Symphony Young Artist Competition (Michael Hall, conductor).

Mr. Song was a full scholarship student of the internationally renowned Routa Kroumovitch-Gomez at Stetson University, where he received the Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance. He was a scholarship student of Dr. Bruce Berg at Baylor University where he pursued a master of Music in Violin Performance.

David Hwan-Min Song served as an Assistant Principal in the Savannah Philharmonic and Assistant Conductor for the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestras. He also performs with the Jacksonville Symphony, the Charleston Symphony and the Coastal Symphony of Georgia.