Jin Sung Moon
"I love the sound that Légère reeds help me to produce - focus, warm, round, smooth legato and vibrant with a lot of ring! Amazing, Amazing and Amazing!!!" - Jin-Sung Moon
A native of Korea, Jin-Sung Moon has been Principal Clarinetist of the Guiyang Symphony Orchestra (GYSO) in China since 2013. Prior to joining the GYSO, he was the Co-Principal Clarinetist of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra under Markand Thakar in additional to having performed as the Guest Principal Clarinetist of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under Marin Alsop.
As an active musician, Moon has participated in various musical events. He joined in the recordings of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, featuring Victoria Chiang, Isabella Lippi, David Perry, etc as soloists, released by Naxos. Moon appeared as a soloist with the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra in Boston by winning their Concerto Competition. Other orchestra activities includes the performances with the Asian Philharmonic Orchestra Academy under Maestro Myung-Whun Chung as the Principal Clarinet and Seoul Wind Ensemble as the Concertmaster. Also, Moon was invited to play in the Jeju International Wind Festival.
Equally versatile in chamber music, Moon performed in a Steinway Series Concert at Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC with Bassoonist Phillip Kolker, and in Asger Hamerik Recital Series at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. The collaboration with renowned musicians such as Leon Fleisher, Gustav Meier, Lu Jia, Ning Feng, Huang Mengla, Amit Peled, Marina Piccinini, John Corigliano, etc, enriched Moon’s musical sensibility.
Moon holds a Bachelor’s of Music degree from the Korea National University of Arts and moved to the United States to attend the Peabody Conservatory where he earned his Master of Music degree and Graduate Performance Diploma. He was a recipient of James Backas Memorial Scholarship and Cosimo C Abato Clarinet Scholarship, and was awarded Martha and William Bill Memorial Prize and James Winship Lewis Memorial Prize. He was under the tutelage of Kwang-Ho Oh, Sung-Taek Hong and Steven Barta.