Robert Hwang is a graphic artist/animator/illustrator based in Queens NY. Growing up, he has always loved watching animated films and had passion for drawing and painting. He pursued his dream of becoming an animator and received his BFA in animation from School of Visual Arts in 2008. He has since been working in the motion graphics industry for over 10 years and has worked on a wide range of projects including TV shows, commercials, music videos, and book illustrations. Robert currently works as a motion graphics artist at at&t and also runs a small production company with his former colleagues to work on side projects. Though not professionally trained, Robert is also a music lover, and loves to play the piano and sing as a hobby.
Sydney Lee: Associate Editor
At the age of 14, Sydney Lee made her solo debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Hong in Heinz Hall. She won 1st place in the senior division of the 10th International Antonio Janigro Cello Competition in Croatia and 2nd place in the 2014 Lennox International Young Artists Competition. She was selected as a 2015 National YoungArts Foundation finalist. In June of 2015, The White House Commission for Presidential Scholars and Department of Education named Ms. Lee a 2015 Presidential Scholar in the Arts. Subsequently she performed at the Millenium Stage, John F. Kennedy Center. Ms. Lee is the recipient of the 2015 Korean Honors Scholarship at the Embassy of South Korea, Washington DC. As the winner of numerous competitions, Ms. Lee was featured as a soloist with the following orchestras: Thurnauer Chamber Orchestra, NJ Philharmonic Orchestra, Duquesne Symphony, Ensemble 212, Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra, Juilliard Precollege Symphony the Zagreb Soloists and the Monmouth Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Lee has been featured on NPR's "From the Top", a national radio broadcast, as a soloist in 2012. Ms. Lee studied at the Juilliard School Pre-College Division with Richard Aaron. Ms. Lee is an undergraduate student at The Curtis Institute of Music, studying with Peter Wiley and Carter Brey. Sydney is a charter member joining the "Back to BACH" project in the fall of 2014. Sydney became an associate editor for "Visions" in April 2019.
Eilene Lee: Associate Editor
Eilene Lee, 14, is a freshman at Bergen County Academies, started violin at the age of 5. Eilene has been studying with Yu-Jeong Lee and currently is a student of Shirley Givens at The Juilliard School, pre-college division. Eilene has won prizes in several national and international violin competitions. She was the 1st prize winner at the YWCA New York Music Competition and NY International Music Concours in 2015 and a winner of the NLPA National Young Virtuosi Recital Competition in 2014. Other competition awards included are the KRB NY International Music Competition, the International Virtuoso competition, and the International Grande Music Competition, performing in Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie, as well as Merkin Hall in Kaufman Center. She has performed as a chamber musician as well, and won 1st prizes in several competitions including Camerata International Music Competition and East Coast International Music Competition. She has participated in several music programs including The Echo Music Festival and School, and The Saarburg International Music Festival and School in Saarburg, Germany. She enjoys playing in many orchestras that include the Bergen County Youth Philharmonic Orchestra (2011), New Jersey Region I Junior High School Orchestra (2015, 2016-Concertmaster), New York Youth Symphony Orchestra (September 2015 to May 2016), Juilliard Pre-college Symphony (2016 - current). She also volunteered at various charitable events with her chamber group and the Good Neighbor Ensemble. Eilene became an associate editor for "Visions" in April 2019.