CONDUCTORS

Zun-hin woo
Music Director and Conductor

Temecula Valley Symphony appointed Zun-Hin Woo as its Associate Conductor in 2014.  “Hin” continues to serve in that role and is also our current Concert Master and String Section Coordinator which includes string coaching during rehearsals and recruitment of new string players for our symphony.

 

He has also been appointed as the new Music Director and Conductor of the Temecula Valley YOUTH Symphony.

 

As a professional violinist Hin has performed with several orchestras in China including the Hong Kong Virtuosi, Hong Kong Sinfonietta as well as numerous symphonies in Southern California and currently is a free-lance musician. Born and raised in Montana, Mr. Woo attended the University of Oklahoma in Norma and obtained his B.M. in Violin Performance and earned his M.M. degree in Orchestral Conducting at the University of Missouri in Columbia.

 

Hin is currently the Associate Conductor of the Symphony Irvine and has served as a conductor for the Sichuan Symphony in China as well as several symphonies in Hong Kong including the Open University, Concerto da Camera, King’s College, Hong Kong Medical Association Orchestra, La Salle College and Wah Yan College.

 

Having recently moved back to the U.S., Mr. Woo is currently securing teaching, performing and conducting positions in the Southern California area.

Scott Merrin
Conductor – Junior Youth Symphony

Scott Merrin has been involved with music since the tender age of 5, where he learned piano.  From that point on, his development and relationship to music has been growing.  His experience in teaching and performing allows him to exhibit passion, energy and enthusiasm when on the podium.

Originally from Washington State, Scott added guitar, saxophone, electric bass and string bass to his instrument proficiency list while growing up.  He performed with school bands from 7th Grade through college, as well as being involved with the worship team at church.

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