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Irvine Music Festival

4790 Irvine Blvd. 


Irvine, CA 92620



Violinist, conductor, educator and scholar, Iman Khosrowpour enjoys a unique and richly diversified career. Iman made his concerto debut with the Pacific Symphony

Violin, Viola

Artistic Director, Conductor

Iman Khosrowpour


The violinist, educator and composer Mizuki Noda has performed internationally in prestigious venues such as Lincoln Center,  Bargemusic, 


Mizuki Noda


Jason Bonham is known as a recitalist, chamber musician, principal violist and educator. Currently, Mr. Bonham is the Principal Violist with both the Las Vegas Philharmonic and the
Pageant of the Masters Orchestra (Laguna Beach, CA). 


Jason Bonham


Taiwanese born violist and erhuist (Chinese violin), Wei-Yang Andy Lin, is recognized as one of the most promising and the only active performers who specialized in both western and eastern instruments.  


Andy Lin


Born in Budapest, Hungary, Laszlo Mezo gained national recognition as one of the top musicians of his generation when he won First Prize in 


Laszlo Mezo


Doug Basye joined the Pacific Symphony in 1994 as Assistant Principal. He also plays in the San
Diego Symphony and teaches at CSU Long Beach.

Double Bass

Doug Basye


Dr. Hyunjoo Choi came to the United States to study at Michigan State
University with Yong Hi Moon and Dae Uk Lee.  She received the M.M and D.M.A. degrees in Piano 


Dr. Hyunjoo Choi

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Heralded for his "powerfully expressive voice" (Washington Post), and "a superb singer ... with a soaring voice in the extreme registers that could be simply described as amazing" (New York Concert Review), Stephen Ng is known as an opera, oratorio, recital, and new music performer.


Stephen Ng


Dr. JinHee Kate Kim is an expert teacher and accomplished violinist known for artistic innovation. At Universities and in her private studio,


Dr. JinHee Kate Kim


Ayako Sugaya has been in the first violin section of Pacific Symphony since 1997. She came directly to the orchestra after completing her


Ayako Sugaya


Hui-Ling Hsu, violist, began her music study in Taipei when she was five years old. Ms.
Hsu began her music study in Taipei when she was five years old. She was the winner of the


Hui-Ling Hsu


Da Yoon Kang started cello at the age of ten under the instruction of Sangwon Cho, head of the Vienna Music Institute, in Irvine. In 2008


Da Yoon Kang


Alexander I. Zhiroff, cellist, was born in Russia. He began piano studies at age six and cello at seven years old. Alexander made his debut at age 12


Alexander Zhiroff


Matt Hare is well known as a performer and educator. He is on faculty at the University of California at Irvine, Concordia University, and

Double Bass

Matt Hare


Nathan Lewis was born in Auckland, New Zealand in 1993. Introduced to the violin at the age of 2, his musical aptitude was apparent from an early age. Nathan Lewis was born in 

Staff Collaborative Piano

Nathan Lewis

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Mary Palchak is pleased to be added to the roster of the Irvine Music Festival. Currently on faculty at Chapman University and Irvine Valley College, she also maintains a large private teaching studio in Irvine.


Mary Palchak