Education: Bachelor of Music, The Juilliard School
Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Joined the CSO in 1992
Inspiration as a musician: Being in nature. Listening to music that moves me, no matter which genre. Being around or listening to amazing teachers.
Current playlist: It's constantly changing, but right now there's Bach, Beethoven, Coldplay, Queen, Evanescence, Fun, Sia, podcasts about spirituality, consciousness, and personal development.
Favorite orchestral work: Der Rosenkavalier, Beethoven symphonies.
Hobbies: Personal development, spirituality, metaphysics, quantum physics, mysticism, consciousness, reading, walking, dancing, hanging out with friends, qigong, meditation, Chinese reflexology, energy medicine, farmers' markets, hiking, politics.
Past professional experience: Columbus Symphony, New Mexico Symphony
Fun facts about Hyesun: I've worked on three local organic farms and an organic farm near Hilo, Hawaii. I'm a certified health coach.
Funniest concert memory: Years ago, when I was playing the Nutcracker with the Columbus Symphony, they were using a live duck in their production. In the middle of one of the performances, the duck flew over my head and landed next to me in the pit. I screamed at the top of my lungs, and they had to stop the performance. After someone put the duck back on stage, the performance resumed. We all had a great laugh.