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Soh-Hyun Park Altino

Soh-Hyun Park Altino

Associate Professor of Music (Violin)

On Faculty since 2020




Violinist Soh-Hyun Park Altino is highly regarded as a gifted teacher and a versatile performer of solo and chamber music. Lauded for her “poise and precision,” her engagements have taken her to Brazil, Colombia, Germany, Korea, Venezuela and throughout the United States, and to festivals such as Festival de Campos do Jordão in Brazil, Academy y Festival Nuevo Mundo in Venezuela, Masterworks Festival, and Brevard Music Center, where she has collaborated with many renowned chamber musicians. As an enthusiast of both new and old musics, she enjoys working closely with living composers as well as interpreting traditional Korean folk music on the violin.

Newly appointed to Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, Soh-Hyun has taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she received the Phillip R. Certain-Gary D. Sandefur Distinguished Faculty Award, and at the University of Memphis. A fervent advocate of teacher training and professional development for performers and teachers, she has taught widely on set-up, injury prevention, and effective practice methods. She presented a session titled, “Uncovering Tales of Violinist’s Left-Hand Technique,” at the 2018 ASTA Conference in Atlanta and has conducted numerous master classes and clinics for high school and collegiate musicians.
A native of Korea, Soh-Hyun grew up in a musical family. At age sixteen, she came to the U.S. and studied with Violaine Melançon at the Peabody Institute where she also received intensive training in music theory. Her major chamber music coaches include Anne Epperson and the members of the Peabody Trio and the Juilliard, Concord, Cavani, and Cleveland Quartets. She completed her bachelor’s, master’s and the doctor of musical arts degrees in violin performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she was a student and teaching assistant to Donald Weilerstein.

Doctor of Musical Arts in Violin Performance, 2002 Cleveland Institute of Music
Major professor: Donald Weilerstein
Chamber music coaches: Peter Salaff, Anne Epperson, Carolyn Warner, Cavani Quartet

Master of Music in Violin Performance, 1998 Cleveland Institute of Music
Major professor: Donald Weilerstein
Chamber music coaches: Peter Salaff, Cavani Quartet
Master classes: Robert Mann, Arnold Steinhardt, Shlomo Mintz, Abram Loft, Arthur Rowe, Raphael Trio

Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance, 1996 Cleveland Institute of Music
Major professor: Donald Weilerstein
Intensive Quartet Seminar with the Cavani Quartet

The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University
Major professor: Violaine Melançon
Chamber music coaches: Earl Carlyss, Seth Knopp
Master classes: Josef Gingold, Ani Kavafian, Eric Friedman, Aaron Rosand

  • Association for Asian Studies (AAS), member
  • American String Teachers Association (ASTA), member

Zoltan Kodaly, Duo far Violine und Violoncello, Op. 7 (1914); Maurice Ravel, Sonate pour Violon et Violoncelle (1920-22); and Paul Desenne, En Voyage: Trois mouvements pour violon et violoncelle (2012). Altino Duo. En Voyage: Music for Violin and Cello. MSR Classics compact disc MS 1550 (rel. 2017).

Kamran Ince, Far Variations for Violin, Viola, Cello, and Piano (2010). Recorded on Asumani. Chamber Music by Kamran Ince. Albany Records compact disc TROY1565 (rel. 2015):

Johannes Brahms, String Quartet in C minor, Op. 51 No. 1 (second violin) and Claude Debussy, String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10 (first violin). Ceruti String Quartet. MSR Classics compact disc MS 1424 (rel. 2013).

Margaret Brouwer, Prelude & Vivace (1996). Cleveland Institute of New Music Ensemble, dir. Timothy Weiss. Recorded on Margaret Brouwer, Crosswinds. CRI (Composer's Recordings, Inc.) compact disc NWCR821 (rel. 1999).

 

Soloist with Orchestra

16 Jul 2016 J. S. Bach, Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041. Festival Virtuosi Orchestra, Gravata, Brazil.

13 Dec 2014 Beethoven, Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello, Piano and Orchestra, Op. 56. Festival Virtuosi Orchestra, Recife, Brazil.

Violin Recital - Full program

11 Dec 2012 Brahms, Complete Sonatas for Violin and Piano (No. 1 in G major, Op. 78; No. 2 in A major, Op. 100; No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108; Sonatensatz in C minor). Festival Virtuosi, Recife, Brazil. Chamber Music Recital-Full program

26 Jul2016 Kodaly, Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7; Ravel, Sonata for Violin and Cello; P. Desenne, En Voyage for violin and cello. Festival Virtuosi, Garanhuns, Brazil.

22 Jul 2016 Kodaly, Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7; Ravel, Sonata for Violin and Cello; P. Desenne, En Voyage for violin and cello. Festival Virtuosi, Gravata, Brazil.

14 Dec 2014 Kodaly, Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7; Ravel, Sonata for Violin and Cello; P. Desenne, En Voyage for violin and cello. Festival Virtuosi, Recife, Brazil.

Chamber Music Recital - Partial program

21 Jul 2016 Franck, Quintet in F minor for Piano and Strings. Festival Virtuosi, Gravata, Brazil.

20 May 2013 Dvorak, Piano Trio, Op. 90, "Dumky." Youngsan Arts Hall, Seoul, Korea.

Soloist with Orchestra

11 Dec 2016 Williams, The LarkAscending. Wartburg Community Symphony Orchestra. Wartburg College, Waverly, IA.

7 Jun 2015 K. Benshoof, Out and Back Again. Little Rock Wind Symphony, St. Paul United Methodist Church, Little Rock, AR.

14 Sep 2013 Mendelssohn, Concerto in E minor, Op. 64. Jackson Symphony Orchestra, Jackson, TN.

18 Feb 2013 Beethoven, Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello, Piano and Orchestra, Op. 56. University of Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Memphis, TN.

27 Jan 2013 Beethoven, Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello, Piano and Orchestra, Op. 56. University of Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Germantown Performing Arts Centre, TN.

Violin Recital -Full program

13 May 2018 A. Beach, Sonata, Op. 34 and Romance; C. Schumann, Three Romances, Op. 22; C. Chaminade, Capriccios, Op. 18 and Rondeau, Op. 97; R. Clarke, Midsummer Moon; L. Boulanger, Nocturne. Memphis Chamber Music Society, Memphis, TN.

28 Feb 2013 Brahms, Complete Sonatas for Violin and Piano (No. l in G major, Op. 78; No. 2 in A major, Op. 100; No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108; Sonatensatz in C minor). Union University, Jackson, TN.

16 Nov 2012 Brahms, Complete Sonatas for Violin and Piano (No. l in G major, Op. 78; No. 2 in A major, Op. 100; No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108; Sonatensatz in C minor). University of Memphis, TN.

Chamber Music Recital -Full program

14 May 2017 Beethoven, Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 1, No. 3; Brahms, Piano Trio in C major, Op. 97; Schoenfield, Cafe Music. Memphis Chamber Music Society, Memphis, TN.

15 Feb 2015 Faure, Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 15; Mahler, Piano Quartet; Brahms, Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34 (first violin). Memphis Chamber Music Society, Memphis, TN.

14 Feb 2015 Faure, Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 15; Mahler, Piano Quartet; Brahms, Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34. University of Memphis, TN.

30 Oct 2014 Kodaly, Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7; Ravel, Sonata for Violin and Cello; P. Desenne, En Voyage for violin and cello. University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS.

23 Sep 2014 Kodaly, Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7; Ravel, Sonata for Violin and Cello; P. Desenne, En Voyage for violin and cello. Harding University, Searcy, AR.

17 Sep 2014 Kodaly, Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7; Ravel, Sonata for Violin and Cello; P. Desenne, En Voyage for violin and cello. Germantown Performing Arts Centre, TN.

11 Sep 2014 Kodaly, Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7; Ravel, Sonata for Violin and Cello; P. Desenne, En Voyage for violin and cello. Germantown Performing Arts Centre, TN.

8 Sep 2014 Kodaly, Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7; Ravel, Sonata for Violin and Cello; P. Desenne, En Voyage for violin and cello. Germantown Performing Arts Centre, TN.

13 Apr 2014 Beethoven, Piano Trio in D major, Op. 70, "Ghost"; Smetana, Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15; Ravel, Piano Trio. Memphis Chamber Music Society, TN.

10 Nov 2013 F. Bridge, Phantasy for String Quartet, H. 94; Borodin, String Quartet No. 2 in D major; Schumann, Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 44 (first violin). Memphis Chamber Music Society, TN.

8 Nov 2013 F. Bridge, Phantasy for String Quartet, H. 94; Borodin, String Quartet No. 2 in D major; Schumann, Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 44. University of Memphis, TN.

Chamber Music Recital - Partial program

27 June 2018 Mozart, Violin Sonata in E-flat Major, K. 302, Faculty Chamber Music Recital, Brevard Music Center, NC.

10 Jan 2016 Copland, Violin Sonata; J. Tang, Piano Trio "Trinity"; Mendelssohn, Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66. Memphis Chamber Music Society, TN.

9 Jan 2016 Copland, Violin Sonata; J. Tang, Piano Trio "Trinity"; Mendelssohn, Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66.All Saints Anglican Church, Jackson, TN.

17 May 2015 Prokofiev, Five Melodies for Violin and Piano; Tchaikovsky, Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50. Memphis Chamber Music Society, TN.

31 Mar 2014 Shostakovich, Piano Quintet, Op. 57 (second violin). Guest Artist Recital. University of Memphis, TN.

9 Feb 2014 Handel-Halvorsen, Passacaglia for Violin and Cello. Faculty & Friends Series, University of Memphis, TN.

1 Aug 2013 Brahms, Horn Trio, Op. 40. International Horn Symposium, Rose Theater, University of Memphis, TN.

7 Jul 2013 M. Moszkowski, Suite for Two Violins, Op. 71 (first violin). Faculty Recital, Masterworks Festival, Winona Lake, IN.

21 Jun 2013 Brahms, Violin Sonata in G major, Op. 78. Faculty Recital, Masterworks Festival, Winona Lake, IN.

8 Jul 2012 Dvorak, Terzetto for Two Violins and Viola, Op. 74 (second violin). Faculty Recital, Masterworks Festival, Winona Lake, IN.

29 Jun 2012 Faure, Violin Sonata No. 1 in A major. Faculty Recital, Masterworks Festival, Winona Lake, IN.

Orchestral Section

IRIS Orchestra, First and Second Violins, Germantown, TN: 12/5/15, 12/6/15, 1/24/15, 1/25/15, 10/12/13, 4/21/12, & 3/17/12.

Soloist with Orchestra

26 Jan 2018 Brahms, Concerto for Violin and Cello, Op. 102. Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. Overture Center, Madison, WI.

Violin Recital- Full program

13 Oct 2019 C. Schumann, Three Romances, Op. 22; R. Schumann, Sonata No. l in A minor, Op. 105; Brahms, Sonata No.1 in G major, Op. 78; A. Beach, Romance. Private Concert at the home of Dr. Richard Gieser's, Wheaton, IL

23 Sep 2019 C. Schumann, Three Romances, Op. 22; R. Schumann, Sonata No. I in A minor, Op. 105; Brahms, Sonata No.1 in G major, Op. 78; A. Beach, Romance. Winchester Academy, Danes Hall, Waupaca, WI.

1 Oct 2018 A. Beach, Sonata, Op. 34 and Romance; C. Schumann, Three Romances, Op. 22; C. Chaminade, Capriccios, Op. 18 and Rondeau, Op. 97; R. Clarke, Midsummer Moon; L. Boulanger, Nocturne. Stoughton Opera House, WI.

11 Sep 2018 A. Beach, Sonata, Op. 34 and Romance; C. Schumann, Three Romances, Op. 22; C. Chaminade, Capriccios, Op. 18 and Rondeau, Op. 97; R. Clarke, Midsummer Moon; L. Boulanger, Nocturne. Guest Artist Recital, UW­Whitewater, WI.

Chamber Music Recital-Full program

9 June 2018 Kodaly, Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7; Ravel, Sonata for Violin and Cello; Handel-Harvorsen, Passacaglia for Violin and Cello. Mineral Point Chamber Music, Mineral Point, WI.

5 May 2017 Beethoven, Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 1, No. 3; Brahms, Piano Trio in C major, Op. 97; Schoenfield, Cafe Music. Friday Musicale, First Unitarian Society, Madison, WI.

16 Apr 2016Kodaly, Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7; Ravel, Sonata for Violin and Cello; P. Desenne, En Voyage for violin and cello. West Middleton Lutheran Church, WI.

Chamber Music Recital-Partial program

25 Oct 2019 Kodaly, Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7. Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, Wheaton, IL

15 Sep 2019 C. Schumann, Three Romances, Op. 22; J.S. Bach Partita in D minor No. 2, BWV 1004, Ciaccona; A. Beach, Romance; J. Turina, Piano Trio No. 2, Op. 76. Summit Avenue Music Series, New Ulm, MN.

31 Mar 2019 Paganini, Sonata Concertata in A major, MS 2 for guitar and violin; C. Schumann, Three Romances, Op. 22; Brahms, Piano Trio No.I in B major, Op. 8. Chamber Music Milwaukee, Peck School of the Arts, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI.

23 Sep 2018 W.A. Mozart, Sonata in E minor, K. 304; Handel-Harvorsen, Passacaglia for Violin and Cello; A.Piazzolla, Las 4 Estaciones Portenas for Piano Trio. Luther Preparatory School, Watertown, Wl.

17 Sep 2017 W.A. Mozart, Sonata in E minor, K. 304; M. Ravel, Sonata for Violin and Cello; A. Piazzolla, Las 4 Estaciones Portenas for Piano Trio. Summit A venue Music Series, New Ulm, MN.

25 Jun 2017 J. Brahms, Piano Quintet in F, Op. 34 (second violin); L. Boccherini, Flute Quintet in B-flat major; P. Moravec, Cool Fire. Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society, Taliesin, Spring Green. Wl.

24 Jun 2017 J. Brahms, Piano Quintet in F, Op. 34. Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society, Overture Center, Madison, WI.

23 Jun 2017 L. Boccherini, Flute Quintet in B-flat major; P. Moravec, Cool Fire. Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society, Overture Center, Madison, Wl.

29 Apr 2017 Selections from Z. Kodaly, Duo, Op. 7; A. Beach, Romance; F. Mendelssohn, Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66. Northeastern Illinois University, IL.

Performances at UW-Madison (2015-)

Soloist with Orchestra

5 Dec 2019 Part, Fratres for Violin, Percussion, and String Orchestra. UW-Madison Symphony Orchestra, Mead Witter Foundation Concert Hall.

19 Nov 2017 R. Hutchinson, Concerto for Violin and Wind Ensemble. UW-Madison Wind Ensemble, Mills Hall. Faculty Recital - Full program

9 Sep 2018 A. Beach, Sonata, Op. 34 and Romance; C. Schumann, Three Romances, Op. 22; C. Chaminade, Capriccios, Op. 18 and Rondeau, Op. 97; R. Clarke, Midsummer Moon; L. Boulanger, Nocturne. Mills Hall.

22 Jan 2017 Faure, Violin Sonata No. I in A major; U. La, Sanjo; J. Corigliano, Violin Sonata. Mills Hall.

18 Apr 2016 Kodaly, Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7; Ravel, Sonata for Violin and Cello; P. Desenne, En Voyage for violin and cello. Mills Hall.

13 Nov 2015 J. S. Bach, Solo Sonata No. 3 in C major, BWV 1005; Ives, Sonata No. 2; Brahms, Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 100; A. Beach, Romance. Mills Hall. Chamber Music Recital -Full and Partial program

2 Nov 2019 Bartok, Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano, Collins Recital Hall.

29 Mar 2019 Boccherini, Cello Quintet in C Major (second violin); Mozart, Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581 (second violin). Mills Hall.

7 Feb 2018 Harbison, Twilight Music for Violin, Horn, and Piano, Mills Hall.

19 Nov 2016 Prokofiev, Sonata for Two Violins, Op. 56 (second violin). Guest Artist Recital, Mills Hall.

30 Jun 2016 Brahms, Horn Trio, Op. 40. UW Summer Music Clinic Faculty Recital, Mills Hall.

23 Jun 2016 A. Beach, Romance. UW Summer Music Clinic Faculty Recital, Mills Hall.

18 Mar 2016 P. Boulez, Memoriale. Le Domaine Musical, Mills Hall.

30 Jan 2016 Schubert, Piano Quintet in A "Trout" (IV. Andantino-Allegretto). Schubertiade, Mills Hall.

4 Feb 2020 #WAYWO (What are you working on) presentation on traditional Korean music played on the violin, Center for East Asian Studies Lecture Series, UW­Madison

6 Aug 2019 Professional Development Session: "Shifting with Ease: Getting the Most Out of Sevcik, Op. 8" Proposal accepted for American String Teachers Association National Conference, Orlando, FL in 2020

10 Mar 2018 Professional Development Session: "Uncovering Tales of Violinist's Left Hand Technique," American String Teachers Association National Conference, Atlanta, GA

9 Apr 2015 Professional Development Session: "Uncovering Tales of Violinist's Left Hand Technique," Tennessee Music Educators Association State Conference, Memphis, TN