Jong-Chul Hyun

Jong-Chul Hyun

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Jong-Chul Hyun began playing clarinet when he was 10 years old.

Before graduating from Osaka College of Music at the top of his class, he performed in many new artist’s concerts. After that, he went to France and studied at the Conservatoire de Paul Dukas. 

He has studied under Mr. Koichi Honda and Mr. Michel Arrignon.

After returning from France, he first played with The College Opera House Orchestra and is now clarinet player with the Kyoto Symphony Orchestra, which was awarded Japan’s most prestigious "Suntory Music Award" last year.

Also, he has been invited as guest top player with many orchestras in the Kansai region of Japan.

His many solo activities have included concerti with many orchestras to date.

In the field of contemporary music, he has premiered numerous famous Japanese compositions in Japan and around the world.

In chamber music, he leads the wind quintet Ya-Hyang and the clarinet ensemble ONZE with eleven clarinet players, representing the Kansai region of Japan, which produces globally unique concerts regardless of genre and received favorable reviews.

In addition, he serves as a judge for brass band contests, ensemble contests, marching contests, all-Japan solo contests, and others.

He is also a teacher at the Osaka College of Music and for the Kyoto City Firefighter Band.

Performs On

MoBa Bb Clarinet

MoBa A Clarinet