Angela is a British violinist of Korean origin who is much in demand as an orchestral musician. She performed in number of prestigious venues around the world including Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, St John’s Smith Square, St Martin in-the-Fields, Royal Overseas League in UK, Union Hall in Slovenia, Casa da Musica, Centro Cultural Vila Flor in Portugal, Auditorio Alfredo Kraus and Teatro Guimerá in Spain, Shanghai Concert Hall, Zhangjiagang Grand Theatre, Weihai Grand Theatre, Qingdao Grand Theatre and Wuhan Qintai Grand Theatre in China, to name a few.
Angela works regularly with orchestras such as Czech Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Metropolitan Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra (side-by-side), Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra, Northern Lights Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra of London, Sinfonia Cymru and Kent Sinfonia. In 2011, despite being one of the youngest member, she was invited to be a co-leader of Fundaçao Orquestra Estúdio, in Portugal. In 2012 she had the honour to perform Penderecki’s symphony under the baton of Maestro Penderecki himself in Germany. Despite continuing working as a freelance violinist with number of orchestras, in 2015 she was appointed as a leader of the Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra and led the orchestra for 4 years.
Angela completed her Masters of Music with Merit in Orchestral Artistry – a specialism in association with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (GSMD) which was generously funded by the Leverhulme Arts Scholarship. During her time at GSMD she was under the tutelage of Krzysztof Smietana and Boris Kucharsky. She completed her Bachelor of Music with Honours in Violin Performance, gaining a distinction on her final graduation recital whilst studying with Mayumi Fujikawa.
As an active chamber musician she performs regularly with her string quartet in masterclasses; including those with the Chillingirian Quartet, Wihan Quartet, Endelion Quartet, Kopelmann Quartet and the Danish Quartet, to name a few. In the past, she was 1st violinist of the Armonia Quartet, where they participated in Lake District Summer Music International Festival, as well as being appointed as the string-quartet-in-residence for the South West Youth orchestra. Since returning to the UK, she has been the 1st violinist of the Haru Quartet, where they won the John Barbirolli Competition in 2014 and becoming a finalist in Cavatina Chamber Music Competition in 2011 and 2014 exclusively. She also took part in the Latin American Music Festival 2013, performing with the Festival String Quartet.
Angela takes great interest in being involved with different types of education programme. Currently she takes part as a violin tutor in side-by-side programme with different youth orchestras across UK. In the past, she was involved with ‘FunHarmonics’ activity provided by the London Philharmonic Orchestra – a programme to have a go at playing an orchestral instruments, and ‘Raising the Roof’ – an outreach programme for schools provided by Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
Angela currently teaches both violin and piano at Trinity School in London.