Jehi Bahk

Violin (Classical Music)

Artistic & Pedagogical Education

  • University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (concert violin with Prof. Michael Frischenschlager and Prof. Dora Schwarzberg, short studies in chamber music with Prof. Günter Pichler).
  • 2001 graduation with distinction and sponsion as Magister artium.
  • Konservatorium der Stadt Wien (concert violin with Prof. Walter Barilly)
  • Korea National University for Arts (orchestral conducting, Artist Diploma/Master)

Teaching Experience

  • 2001 - 2002: Violin professor, Franz Schubert Conservatory
  • 2002 - 2005: Violin Professor, Vienna/Prayner Conservatory
  • 2005 - 2008: Violin professor, Kangnam University, German School of Music Weimar
  • 2015 - 2022: Violin professor and conductor, University of Suwon
  • Master classes in England, Japan, South Korea.
  • Teaching languages: German, English, Korean

Concerts & Performances (Excerpt)

  • Active as a violinist (especially as a member of the Hugo Wolf Quartet): Carnegie Hall New York, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Wigmore Hall London, National Gallery of Art Washington D.C., Skirball Center Los Angeles, Suntory Hall Tokyo, Palais des Beaux Arts Brussels, Megaron Athens, Vienna Musikverein & Konzerthaus.
  • Conducting activities: Guest conductor with the Korean Seongnam, Wonju and Yangju State Orchestras, Orchestra di Original, Musicamantes Chamber Orchestra, assistant conductor for productions of "Dido and Aeneas" (2014) and "Paglicci" (2015) at "Oper in Starnberg" (Germany)
  • Activity as orchestral musician: 2005-2008: associate concertmaster of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra (principal conductor: Myung-Whun Chung), collaboration with conductors such as Stephen Asbury, Andrey Boreyko, Myung-Whun Chung, Danny Elfman, etc., 2009-2010: concertmaster of the Philharmonia Corea

Prizes & Awards

  • European Cultural Prize for Chamber Music (1999) / First Prize at the national competition "Gradus ad Parnassum" (1996)
  • First prize at the "5th International Competition for String Quartets" in Cremona (1995)
  • Promotion Prize of the City of Salzburg (1995)
  • Prize for the best string quartet at the "45th International G. B. Viotti Competition for Chamber Music" (1994)
  • First Prize at the "Stephanie Hohl" - Violin Competition at the University of Music in Vienna (1988)
  • First Prize and Special Prize of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra at the State and National Competition "Jugend Musiziert" (1987)


  • As a member of the Hugo Wolf Quartet and partners such as Mihaela Ursuleasa, Yuliya Gorenman, Xavier Phillips, Emanuel Strosser, Paul Meyer and Alois Posch, live and studio recordings have been made for CDs on the Atlantis Art, Extraplatte and Gramola labels as well as for radio (ORF "Pasticcio Preis", BBC, Deutschland Radio Berlin, Süd-West Funk Baden-Baden, Radio France Paris, Minnesota Public Radio).
  • Productions for video and TV with UNITEL, TV Ireland, KBS Korea; further numerous sound recordings in Austria, FRG, France, Italy, Spain, Great Britain, Israel, USA and Japan.
  • Film music recordings as solo violinist: Ode to My Father (2014), Perfect Number (2012), Mother (2009), Harmony (2009), Miracle On 1st Street (2007).