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  • date of birth: 25th of July 1989

  • is currently pursuing a Graduate Certificate at the University of Southern California under the tutelage of Glenn Dicterow with full scholarship

  • obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from the Manhattan School of Music and her Master’s Degree from the Eastman School of Music with Prof. Patinka Kopec and Charles Castleman

  • debuted at the Kumho Prodigy Concert Series in 2001, cooperated with the Korean Symphony Orchestra, Kangnam Symphony Orchestra and Seoul Youth Orchestra, served as concertmaster of the Eastman S.O., MSM Philharmonic Orchestra and sectional substitute violinist of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and the Korean National Opera


First Round

Bach Adagio and Fugue from Sonata for Solo Violin in G minor

Mozart Violin Concerto no. 5 in A major K. 219

Paganini Caprice no. 24

Second Round

Beethoven Sonata no. 9 in A major op. 47, “Kreutzer”

EnescuMénétrier” from Impressions d’enfance Suite op. 28

Ysaÿe Sonata for Solo Violin no. 3 in D minor op. 27


Grieg Sonata no. 3 in C minor op. 45

Enescu “Impressions d’enfance” Suite op. 28

Saint-Saëns Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso op. 28


Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor op. 47