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SOUTH KOREA

Born on September 1, 1992 in Seoul, South Korea, Levin-Sieun Kwon started studying violin at the age of 5. After winning several national competitions for young musicians in Korea, Kwon went to Germany to study music. He pursued his bachelor studies in Münster with Prof. Helge Slaatto and the master studies in Frankfurt with Prof. Erik Schumann.

During his studies he was an active member of the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie and was a concertmaster of the university orchestras. He was inspired by great violinists like Igor Ozim, Thomas Brandis and Hansheinz Schneeberger through their masterclasses. He performed at the Korean Embassy, Samsung Festival, and the Lions Club.

PROGRAM

Online Round
Bach Grave and Fugue from Sonata in A minor for Solo Violin
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major K. 218 (1st movement with cadenza)
Schubert Violin Sonata in A major D. 574
Enescu “Ménétrier” from Impressions d’enfance Suite Op. 28
Paganini Caprice No. 4

Semifinal
Franck Violin Sonata in A major
Enescu Sonata No. 3 in A minor for Violin and Piano Op. 25, “dans le caractère populaire roumain”
Hubay Carmen Fantasy

Final
Korngold Violin Concerto in D major Op. 35