Violinist Douglas Kwon joined the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in 2017. Originally from South Korea, Douglas has appeared as a soloist with orchestras of Houston,Dallas,Calgary and San Francisco. Chamber collaboration includes Christian Tetzlaff,Menahem Pressler,Kim Kashkashian, and members of the Cleveland and St. Lawrence string quartet among many. As an orchestral musician, Douglas has worked with Maestros such as Christoph von Dohananyi, Andris Nelsons, Kurt Masur, Christoph Escehnbach and the late Lorin Mazzel.
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.