From Incheon, South Korea. Gawang Jung was born in 1990 and it was after finishing his studies at the technological high school that he decided to follow his passion in classical music, especially the violin. From this point on, Gawang came across the luthier world and develop an interest in violin making.
He saw the luthier profession as the right thing for his life. With the dream of joining the world-renowned violin-making school in Cremona, Gawang Jung started studying Italian the fundamentals of stringed instrument construction. In 2012 he enrolled the school and took place in the third years class. Accompanied by his dedication, he graduated in 2015 under the guidance of Maestro Massimo Ardoli.
In 2016 he became an apprentice in the workshop of Maestro Francesco Toto. Once finished his formative years he stayed at the Francesco Toto’s workshop to work.
The work of Gawang has been recognized in competitions as well. In 2018, when he was still working at the Meastro workshop, he participated in the international violin-making competition “XV° Concorso Triennale Internazionale di Liuteria “Antonio Stradivari” and got the gold medal for the overall winner in the cello section.