Violinist Khullip Jeung has performed and taught throughout the US, Europe, and Asia as soloist, chamber musician, and sought-after violin pedagogist. Mr. Jeung started playing the violin at the age of 5 in South Korea and soon after immigrated to Hawaii. He had his solo debut with the Honolulu Symphony at the age of 9, playing the Khachaturian Concerto. At 15, Mr. Jeung moved to New York after being accepted to the Juilliard Pre-College Division to study with Dorothy DeLay. Mr. Jeung also received Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Juilliard. He studied with Sally Thomas and was a recipient of the C.V. Starr Scholarship, the Teplitsky Memorial Scholarship, and the Irene Diamond Graduate Fellowship.
Mr. Jeung has been received awards from the Korea Times Music Competition (L.A.), the American String Teachers Association Competition (HI), and the Morning Music Scholarship, among others. Television and radio broadcasts include Saturday Night Live, The Saturday Morning Show, Saturday AM, Superkids, and MBC Arts Theater. He was also featured in the October 2006 issue of String and Bow magazine. He has released two live albums and is currently working on recording a third. Recently, he recorded instrumental numbers for the upcoming Broadway musical Gatsby. Mr. Jeung has also been invited to judge many competitions such as the New York International Music Competition and National Young Musicians Showcase Competition. He is the founder and chairperson of the International Virtuoso Competition.
Mr. Jeung is on the faculty of The Juilliard School Pre-College Division and the Mannes College of Music. From 2005 to 2014, he was the music director of the highly acclaimed Good Neighbor Ensemble based in New Jersey. Mr. Jeung was appointed music director of Love Violin for Children, USA, a nonprofit organization focusing on music education which has recently begun its international expansion into the United States. He is also a founding member of the BeneSori Quartet and president of the BeneSori Music Foundation, which he founded in 2013. During the summers, he has taught at the Maui Summer Music Festival and the Waterville Valley Chamber Music Festival. He has also taught at the Narnia Summer Music Festival in Italy since the summer of 2014. In 2013, Mr. Jeung founded the 4Strings Music Festival in New York and currently serves as its director.