Born and raised in Seoul, Korea, Kwangyeon has been fascinated by wood and wood-working since childhood. A close friendship with Owen, who introduced violin making techniques to him, transformed his childhood interest into a vocation. Working closely with Amos Hargrave and Jiwon Han, Kwangyeon continually expands his experience with antique instruments and their maintenance. He is an extremely reliable craftsman and his knowledge and understanding of instruments and their construction have aided many customers and patrons. He is currently making his own violins as well as doing fine restoration and set up work at LAVS.