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SOH-HYUN ALTINO, violin

Born into a family of musicians, Korean violinist Soh-Hyun Park Altino began her violin lessons at age five and came to the U.S. to continue her studies at the Peabody Institute and the Cleveland Institute of Music where she studied with Violaine Melançon and Donald Weilerstein respectively while earning her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in violin performance. She has since performed and taught in festivals in Brazil, Colombia, Germany, Korea, Venezuela and the United States and was on the faculty at the University of Memphis for fourteen years. She currently resides in Madison with her husband and son and teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.