Dec. 22, 1990
Studied at the Korean National University of Arts and then at the New England Conservatory of Music of in Boston under Prof. Miriam Fried. She is a winner of international competitions: the Michael Hill Violin Competition in Auckland (New Zealand, 2009, second prize), the 4th Munetsugu Angel Violin Competition in Nagoya (Japan, 2013, first prize and two-year loan of the “Rainvill” Stradivarius violin from 1697), and the 9th International Violin Competition of Indianapolis (USA, 2014, fifth prize and a special prize). In 2011 she participated in the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition in Saint Petersburg. She has performed with well-known orchestras and founded the Kallaci String Quartet. Her future engagements include solo concerts at Jordan Hall and at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Her début disc in the “Young Musicians of Korea” series will soon be released on the KBS label.
You are on a desert island and can bring only 3 items, what do you bring?
Family (can I bring them!?), violin, food.
What is your favorite noise/sound? What is the most annoying noise for you?
I like the sound of nature and the beach. I hate Construction noise... It's too loud!
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Paris! I've never been and it seems like a wonderful city.
What is the first thing you think about when you hear the word Tchaikovsky?
Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto.
What is the first thing you think about when you hear the word competition?
A reunion with all my friends and catching up, especially if we haven't seen each other in a long time! Also, having the opportunity to go to Russia and play there is always wonderful!
Which people would you invite as guests to your dream dinner party?
Definitely Beethoven, if it's possible to go back in time!
What is your favorite meal?
All kinds of Korean food.
Do you have a favorite motto or proverb that you live your life by?
Enjoy every moment!
Which person or people inspire you the most?
My parents and teacher Miriam Fried.
If you were 80 years old, what advice would you give to young people today?
Enjoy the moment and do what you love!
What would you like people to say about you?
That I'm really fun to be around.
How do you overcome the stage fright? / What is your ritual before going on stage?
I play for the audience and to share the music. I'm so lucky to get to play with everyone. Realizing that every audience is different and that this may be their first classical music concert for them makes me enjoy it that much more and want to share this music with the audience.
When you perform... who are you playing for?
Again – for the audience!
What job would you least like to do?
What's the "most played" non-classical track on your phone?
95 percent of my songs are classical... Piazolla four seasons by Gidon Kremer is my favorite