any of Fox Valley UMC would like to extend a warm welcome to our new organist/accompanist, John Kwon!
John is a native of South Korea, and has been a church organist for many years, serving congregations such as Holy Spirit Church, Flushing, NY; Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, NYC; and the Chicago Gospel Presbyterian Church. John is also an accomplished concert pianist, known for his ability to “keep audiences’ attention from beginning to end”.
He has won the Lincoln Center's chamber music competition, and played critically acclaimed chamber music series with leaders of the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, Chicago Symphony, and London Philharmonic Orchestra.
John earned his Bachelor and Master's degree from the Mannes College of Music and has recorded several CDs for Audioguy, WFMT Chicago, and SONY Classical label.
John is also a highly regarded music teacher and the Artistic Director of Klavi-ARTE, a group performing high-quality chamber music concerts and promoting young students from Korea.