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Ju-Young Baek, violin

Violinist Ju-Young Baek won First Prize in the 2000 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and the Usedom Music Festival Prize for concerts in Germany, the Beracasa Foundation Prize to appear at the Montpellier Radio-France Festival, and the Paul A. Fish Memorial Prize.
 
During the 2003-2004 season, Ms. Baek performed a wide variety of repertory as soloist with orchestras:  Brahms in a return engagement with the Boise Philharmonic, Sibelius at the new Hampshire Music Festival, Beethoven with the Signature Symphony in Tulsa, Bach and Tchaikovsky with the Georgia Southern Symphony Saint-SaŽns with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Bruch with the Bellevue Philharmonic, Barber with the Greenwich Symphony, Mendelssohn with the Pasadena Symphony Orchestra, and Ravel with Georgia's La Grange Symphony.
 
In 2002, Ju-Young Baek made her New York concerto debut performing the Prokofiev Violin Concerto with the New York Chamber Symphony conducted by Gerard Schwarz at Alice Tully Hall.  She has also performed as soloist with orchestras including the London Philharmonic, the Finnish Radio Orchestra, the Oslo Symphony, the Tokyo Symphony, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, the Korean Broadcasting System Orchestra, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Tblisi Philharmonic in the Georgia Republic, and the Alma-Ata Symphony in Kazhakstan.  As a chamber music performer, Ms. Baek has appeared at the festivals of Ravinia, Marlboro, Bridgehampton, Juilliard's FOCUS! Festival, the Salzburg Summer Music Festival, the Rencontres Musicales in Evian, France, and Japan's Kusatsu International Music Festival.
 
Ms. Baek's appearances in recital include her New York debut in the Young Concert Artists Series, presented by The Mortimer Levitt Award for Women Artists, her debut in Washington, DC at the Kennedy Center under the auspices of the Korean Concert Society, debuts in Boston at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and at Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall, and a performance for the JCC of Greater Washington.
 
Ms. Baek won the Bronze medal at the 1998 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, as well as four special prizes:  The Best Performances of a Beethoven Sonata, an Ysaˇe sonata, an encore piece, and the commissioned work by Ned Rorem.  She won First Prize at the International Dong-A Violin Competition in Korea and the Philadelphia Orchestra Young Artists Competition to perform with the Orchestra.

Ju-Young Baek received a Bachelor of Music from the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Aaron Rosand, and a Master's degree from The Juilliard School as a student of Robert Mann.  She currently works with Lucie Robert in the Professional Studies program at the Manhattan School of Music, where she recently performed in a master class for Mstislav Rostropovich.

   

 

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