Waynne Kwon

Sub-Principal Cello

Waynne joined the London Philharmonic Orchestra in March 2024.

Described as giving performances that are ‘larger than life, with boundless emotion’ (Limelight), Waynne Kwon enjoys a varied musical career as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. Born in South Korea and raised in Australia, he began learning the cello at the age of three.

Waynne studied with Hannah Roberts at the Royal Northern College of Music, where he received his Bachelors and Masters in Music, along with a Diploma. During his time at the RNCM Waynne was awarded the RNCM Gold Medal and the Sir John Barbirolli Cello Prize, and won the RNCM Concerto Competition. He is extremely thankful for the support of the Haworth Trust, the Biddy Baxter and John Hosier Music Trust, the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, Help Musicians UK, the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust, the Australian Music Foundation and the Tait Memorial Trust.

Since graduating, Waynne has appeared as Guest Principal with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra and Manchester Camerata, as well as Guest Co-Principal with the London Symphony Orchestra.

Waynne is also a keen chamber musician and founding member of the Louko Piano Trio. He also plays regularly with pianist Victor Lim and has performed in venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Seoul Arts Centre and Sydney Opera House.

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