Ik-Hwan Bae, concert violinist, was born in Seoul, Korea and made his professional debut with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of 12. He attended New York City's prestigious Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts, graduating in 1976. While there, Bae also studied with Ivan Galamian at Juilliard's Pre-School. He went on to graduate from Juilliard four years later. His performances in recitals and concerto concerts has taken him to most of the major cities in Europe, Asia and the United States.