Taeguk Mun
Korea, °1994
 
Taeguk Mun studied at the Pre-College Division of the Juilliard School in New York under Minhye Clara Kim before obtaining his bachelor’s at the New England Conservatory in Boston, where he was taught by Laurence Lesser. He is currently perfecting his art at the University of Southern California under the guidance of Marcy Rosen and Ralph Kirshbaum. He has won first prize at various competitions, including the Pablo Casals competition in 2014, the Andre Navarra International Cello Competition, and the National Sung-Jung Competition in Korea. He is also a laureate of the International Tchaikovsky Competition and of the Irving M. Klein International String Competition. Taeguk Mun has performed with orchestras such as the St Petersburg Academic Philharmonia, the Hungarian Radio Symphony, the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, the Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Korean Symphony Orchestra. His first album was released in 2019 on the Warner Classics label. He received the Janos Starker Award in 2016 and was an artist in residence at the Kumho Art Hall in 2017.

Teachers

2021 - : Marcy Rosen
2020 - 2020 : Hannah Roberts
2018 - : Ralph Kirshbaum
2012 - 2016 : Laurence Lesser
2007 - 2012 : Minhye Clara Kim
1999 - 2007 : Young Rim Yang

Degrees

2020 - : Graduate Certificate, University of Southern California
2018 - 2020 : Master of Music, University of Southern California
2012 - 2016 : Bachelor of Music, New England Conservatory

Concerts

2021 : Ulsan Culture and Arts Center, Ulsan City Cultural Foundation, Ulsan Philharmonic Orchestra, Julian Kovachev
2021 : Seoul Arts Center, Korean Symphony, Korean Symphony orchestra, Arman Tigranyan
2021 : Seoul Arts Center, Credia International, Dong Hyek Lim
2021 : Amphitheater, Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago, International Music Foundation, Chicago, Lillia Wooschlager

Competitions

2019 : 4th, The 16th International Tchaikovsky Competition
2014 : 1st, 2014 Pablo Casals International Cello Competition
2011 : 1st, The 6th Andre Navarra International Cello Competition
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