Sharon Kwee is a violinist and pianist with a science and engineering background. As an active orchestral musician, she currently performs with the San Antonio Symphony, the San Antonio Sinfonietta, and the Lone Star Philharmonic. She also enjoys performing as a soloist on violin and piano as well; she has performed the Bach Double Violin Concerto accompanied by the San Antonio Symphony, and has performed Lalo Symphonie Espagnole and Vivaldi’s Summer from his Four Seasons with the Youth Orchestras of San Antonio as a two-time Concerto Competition Winner. On piano, she has performed the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 as part of a collaboration between Health Careers High School orchestra and The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) conducted by Dr. Eugene Dowdy. Sharon continues to present recitals and performances and remains active in the San Antonio music community.
Her principle violin teachers include Eric Gratz, Clive Amor, Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio, Jessica Mathaes, and Robin Abraham, with supplemental instruction by world-renowned violinists Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and Kolja Blacher. Her principle piano teachers include Omar Granados and Dr. Carolyn True.
Sharon works in a biomedical engineering lab at UTSA researching the use of nanomaterials in sensor substrates for water safety and monitoring, and teaches math, engineering, and science courses at the undergraduate level. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Trinity University, her Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from UTSA and The University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio and will graduate with her Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering from UTSA and The University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio in December 2019.
Sharon’s other music interests include arranging music, teaching private lessons, and producing videos for her YouTube channel, which range from original arrangements and fun performances to explanations of musical concepts from an engineering and math perspective.