Younguk Kim

Birth date

Dec. 4, 1989


South Korea


Graduate of the Korean National University of Arts. He is continuing studies at the Munich University of Music and Performing Arts under Prof. Christoph Poppen. In 2011 he was victorious at the 41st International Youth Music Competition in Belgrade; he also was awarded prizes in the Isang Yun Competition in Tongyeong (South Korea) and the Leopold Mozart International Violin Competition in Augsburg (2013). He performs in the Novus String Quartet. This quartet has won a series of awards, such as in the 61st ARD Music Competition in Munich and first prize in the 11th Wolfgang A. Mozart Competition in Salzburg (2014). He has appeared with many well-known orchestras. He plays a violin made by Carlo Giuseppe Testore provided by the German Foundation for Musical Life.

Younguk in pictures