April 23, 1987
Studied at the Korean National University of Arts in Seoul. After moving to Germany (in 2007) she studied at the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin under Prof. Troels Svane. She has won major competitions in Korea, and in 2002 she took second place in the 4th International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians in Xiamen (China); in 2003 she won the Anna Johansen International Competition for Young String Players in Washington. In 2006 she took first place in the Gaspar Cassadó International Violoncello Competition in Tokyo, and in 2009 won a special prize at the Rostropovich International Competition in Paris. She gives solo concerts and collaborates with various orchestras in Korea, the USA, and Germany. She has performed on tour in many cities throughout Japan.
What is your favorite meal?
A beef steak that has been slightly charred and browned on the surface, tender and juicy inside always guarantees my satisfaction.
Do you have a favorite motto or proverb that you live your life by?
Which person or people inspire you the most?
If you were 80 years old, what advice would you give to young people today?
I’m in my 20s and this will last forever!
What would you like people to say about you?
I hope people understand me the way I am.
How do you overcome the stage fright? / What is your ritual before going on stage?
Play like you practice, practice like you play! / I don’t infuse my full energy in rehearsals in order to save for the real game!
When you perform... who are you playing for?
Is there a joke about musicians that you would like to share with us?
I can’t come up with a good joke at this moment... I guess I’m not that funny...
What's the "most played" non-classical track on your phone?
Jazz, I can’t choose one track...
You are on a desert island and can bring only 3 items, what do you bring?
Laptop computer, internet router, and electric generator.
What is your favorite noise/sound? What is the most annoying noise for you?
I love hearing my puppy snoring in her sleep (English bulldog! Cutieee!) It calms me down at night and puts me in a relaxed state of mind, whereas I don’t like the sound of an ambulance siren.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
A place that is full of my family and friends!
What is the first thing you think about when you hear the word Tchaikovsky?
What is the first thing you think about when you hear the word competition?