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Encounter of Santander
Born in Seoul (South Korea) in 1998. Since 2018, she studies at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Fundación BBVA Viola Chair with professor Nobuko Imai. She has been granted a scholarship by Fundación Albéniz.
She started playing the viola at a young age and when she was 13, she entered the Yewon School of Arts where she graduated. She later completed a higher degree at the Yonsei University (South Korea) with professor Sang-jin Kim. At the age of 12 she was winner of the Leopold Bellan International Music and Drama Competition (Paris, 2010). In 2017 she was awarded third prize at the 15th Tokyo Music Competition, which led her to perform Hindemith‘s Der Schwanendreher Concerto for viola and orchestra with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra.
In 2016 she participated in festivals, including the Four Seasons Chamber Music, where she performed with pianist Robert McDonald and violinist Ani Kavafian (United States); the Kronberg Chamber Music Connects the World Festival, where she performed with Steven Isserlis, Christian Tetzlaff and Antje Weithaas (Germany); and the Kronberg Academy Festival (2015 and 2017). She has been soloist with the Gwangju Symphony Orchestra at the Cultural Centre of Asia (2016).
As a student of the School, she has attended masterclasses by Lawrence Power and Tabea Zimmermann. She has been part of the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Péter Eötvös and Pablo González. She has been a member of the Casa de la Moneda Scarlatti Ensemble and is currently part of the BBDO Tiempo Quartet.