Artistic Director, Jiyoung Um is a graduate of The Juilliard School receiving his bachelor and master degree in violin performance. He has given solo performances at Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center and has been featured as a soloist around the world including in the U.S., Canada, Asia, and Central America. Mr. Um is an award-winning ASCAP composer and has a number of works released on the SONY MUSIC label. He studied violin with Hyo Kang, viola with Eugean Becker, conducting with Dino Anagnost, and chamber music with William Lincer and Toby Appel. Currently, Mr. Um is the founding music director of the I Artisti Chamber Orchestra, and served as a faculty of Biola University and the music director of Biola Youth String Orchestra.