Co-founded Open Space Music in 2020, a music event series whose mission is to create a multicultural space where boundaries between artists and audience fade away
Founded Asian Musical Voices of America in 2019, a platform to create community among Asians working and creating in classical music in the U.S. and to uplift BIPOC experiences within the field
Violinist in the Chiara String Quartet from 2000 to 2018
World premiere of Philip Glass’s Piano Quintet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2018
Performed the Complete String Quartets of Bela Bartok by heart at the Ravinia Festival and National Sawdust in 2016-2017
Artist-in-Residence with the Chiara Quartet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2015
Jefferson Friedman’s String Quartets, released by New Amsterdam Records, was nominated for Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Classical Composition in 2011
Blodgett Artists in Residency with the Chiara Quartet at Harvard University for 6 years starting in 2008
Launched Chamber Music in Any Chamber with the Chiara Quartet in 2007 and performed in over 50 clubs and bars across the United States.
Debuted at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in 2004 with a world premiere of Jefferson Friedman’s 3rd String Quartet.
Lisa Arnhold String Quartet Residency at The Juilliard School mentoring with the Juilliard String Quartet in 2003-2005
Married to Gregory Beaver who was the cellist in the Chiara String Quartet. They worked full-time together for 18 years
Has two daughters Noori and Grace
Immigrated to U.S. from Korea when she was 7 years old and grew up in Queens, NY and Charlotte, NC.
Studied Yang style Tai-Chi and has been meditating regularly for close to 10 years.
Gave herself the name Sol (솔), meaning pine tree in Korean, in honor of her great great grandfather who was a painter who specialized in painting Buddhist temple art and pine trees. He studied with the great Korean painter Owon (오원)