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Lamont School of Music

Faculty: Violin

Yumi Hwang-Williams

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Yumi Hwang-Williams made her debut at the age of 15 as a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, six years after having emigrated from South Korea.  A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, her exceptional musicianship has earned her a reputation as an artist who, in addition to her thoughtful and stylish interpretations of the classics, is known for her commitment to exploring and performing the works of contemporary composers.  She has been Concertmaster of the Colorado Symphony since 2000 and has served as Principal Second Violinist of the Cincinnati Symphony.

  • Office: Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Room 318
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Mark Rush

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Mark Rush enjoys a diverse musical career encompassing many interests. He has performed extensively on the concert stage and for radio and television in the United States, China, Canada and Europe. He plays a far-flung repertoire that ranges from J.S. Bach to Michael Daughtery.

  • Office: Newman Center for the Performing Arts 321
  • Phone: 303.871.6964
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Kathleen   Spring

Kathleen Spring

Kathleen Spring has been an active violin teacher for over 35 years. At the University of Denver's Lamont School of music, she teaches Suzuki Violin Pedagogy.  Kathleen also maintains a large studio in the metro Denver area. As a registered Teacher Trainer for the Suzuki Association of the Americas, she teaches both students and adults in numerous summer workshops. Kathleen is also a long time member of ASTA, and received their Outstanding String Educator Private Studio Award for Washington State in 1996.

  • Office:  Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Room 310
  • Phone:  303-871-6957
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  • Focus: Suzuki Violin Pedagogy and Repertoire

Linda   Wang

Linda Wang

Linda Wang is among the premier violinists of her generation, consistently praised for her artistry, warm, singing tone and charismatic performances.  Since her debut with Zubin Mehta and the New York Philharmonic at the age of nine, Linda Wang has performed concerti throughout the United States.

  • Office:  Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Room 327
  • Phone:  303-871-6951
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