Violinist Eunae Koh, a recent winner of the New England Conservatory Concerto Competition, was a semi-finalist at the Michael Hill International Violin Competition. She won the Seongyong Park Special Prize at the Isang Yun International Violin Competition, as well as numerous national competitions in South Korea: grand prize at the Sungjung Music Competition and first prize at the Ewha & Kyunghyang Competition, Korean Chamber Ensemble Competition, and Joong-Ang Music Competition. Recipient of a Seoul National University Development Fund Scholarship, Ms. Koh also won an award from Yewon School and Seoul Arts High School for outstanding performance.
In 2003, at the age of 13, Ms. Koh gave her first solo recital at Kumho Art Hall in Korea, returning for another recital in 2012 by special request. She has performed as a soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Yewon Orchestra at Seoul Arts Center, SungJung Philharmonic Orchestra, Seoul National University Philharmonic Orchestra, M4one Chamber Ensemble, Seoul National University Symphony Orchestra and the New England Conservatory Symphony.
Her chamber music engagements include the Tongyoung Academy Concert, Spirit of SNU Strings at Seoul Arts Center, Korean folk music and contemporary music concert, Music for Food in Boston and Beethoven chamber music gala concert in Jordan Hall at NEC. Currently, she is an artist member of Music for Food.
Ms. Koh has served as a concertmaster of the Seoul Arts High School Orchestra, Seoul National University Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestras, and NEC Philharmonia, and as assistant concertmaster of the Boston Civic Symphony. She is currently concertmaster of the Haffner Sinfonietta.
Ms. Koh studied with violinist Young Uck Kim at Seoul National University, where she graduated as valedictorian. She continued her studies at the Summit Music Festival, TIMF Academy, Young Uck Kim Summer Music Academy, Seoul Arts Center music camp, and Young Artist Festival of Chamber Music, and performed in masterclasses for Zakhar Bron, Aaron Rosand, Ilyar Kaler, Mincho Mincev, Miriam Fried, Victor Danchenko, Anthony Marwood and Maria Lambros. She recently completed her master’s degree at New England Conservatory studying with Donald Weilerstein. Ms. Koh performs on a 1768 Dalla Costa violin, on loan from the Colburn Collection.
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