Toronto Symphony Orchestra Violin Douglas Kwon joined the TSO in 2017.
Born in Seoul, South Korea, he has performed as a soloist with the Allen Philharmonic, Conroe Symphony Orchestra, Austin Civic Orchestra, The University of Texas (UT) Symphony Orchestra and the University Orchestra at UT Austin, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Orchestra, and the University of Calgary Orchestra. As a chamber musician, Douglas has collaborated with Menahem Pressler, Pedja Muzijevic, Kim Kashkashian, and members of the Cleveland, Concord, Ravel, and St. Lawrence string quartets.
Douglas won a grand prize and a gold medal at the Young Texas Artist Competition. For the past summers, he has participated in Morningside Music Bridge, Meadowmount School of Music, Tanglewood Music Center, and the Toronto Summer Music Festival.
Mr. Kwon earned a Bachelor of Music, a Master of Music in chamber music, and a Professional Diploma from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under Ian Swensen, Li Lin, and Wei He. Douglas has also been a teaching assistant to Professor Brian Lewis at UT Austin while working on a Doctor of Musical Arts degree.