Peter Bahng, Violinist
Violinist Peter (Sang-wook) Bahng is a son of Andrea Bang who is the inventor of Andrea Rosin. His musical talent has been described as having "a masterful technique and a profound sense of musicianship" and has been broadly recognized and appreciated by many of the world's most legendary classical musicians.
He is currently acting as a substitute member of the New York Philharmonic. Mr. Bahng served from 2005 to 2008 as concertmaster of the New York Asian Symphony Orchestra which has given concerts in numerous performance venues in New York City including Alice Tully Hall, General Assembly Hall at the United Nations, Jazz at Lincoln Center. Mr. Bahng was invited to perform as Concertmaster at the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations in New York hosted by the Japanese Ambassador, Kenzo Oshima.
Soon after, he was invited again to serve as the concertmaster for the Mahler's Second Symphony, "Resurrection" which was performed as the main part of the Welcoming Concert for the new UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the United Nations General Assembly Hall.
Before moving to New York, he was a section violinist of the Virginia Symphony where he worked with world renowned musician such as Sarah Chang, Van Cliburn, and many others. Mr. Bahng was a member of the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen for four summers from 2004 to 2007, where he has served as Assistant Concertmaster and as Principal Second Violin. He has also served as a KSO/WMU Artistic Scholar at the Kalamazoo Symphony.
Mr. Bahng has recently finished the Orchestral Performance Program with a full scholarship award and stipend at the Manhattan School of Music where he worked intensely with Glenn Dicterow and Lisa Kim. In prior to that, he was trained at the Cleveland Institute of Music with William Preucil and David Updegraff.
He also actively performs as a film musician for motion picture soundtrack recording. Mr. Bahng performed as a violinist on the soundtrack for major Hollywood film productions including Perfect Stranger (Sony Pictures starring Hallie Berry, Bruce Willis, Giovanni Ribisi, Gary Dourdan, Patti D’Arbanville, and Clea Lewis), The Last Mimzy (New Line Cinema starring Joely Richardson, Timothy Hutton, Michael Clarke Duncan, Rainn Wilson, Rhiannon Leigh Wryn, and Chris O’Neil), The Brave One (Warner Bros. starring Jodie Foster, Terrence Howard, Naveen Andrews, and Mary Steenburgen), Doubt (Miramax Films starring Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, and Philip Seymour Hoffman), and True Grit (Paramount Pictures starring Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, and Josh Brolin). He also recently performed for Sting's new album "SYMPHONICITIES."
Since 2008, Mr. Bahng has been a guest artist to educate young musicians and to perform at the Santo Domingo Music Festival in Dominican Republic.
He performs on a violin by Carlo Antonio Testore (circa 1748) and a bow by François Nicolas Voirin (circa 1880). He also uses Andrea Rosin for Solo Violin.
He took over his father's rosin business in 2009 after he witnessed the product in high demand suffering from years of business-related problems. He is the sole member of the business, and each cake of rosin is made by his own hands.