Ju Young Baek
Lauded by Krzysztof Penderecki as one of the most prominent violinists of today, Ju Young Baek enjoys an extensive international career. She has performed recitals in many of world’s important venues, including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York City, the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and Suntory Hall in Tokyo. She has also performed as a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the London Philharmonic, the Finnish Radio Orchestra, the China National Orchestra, the Singapore Symphony, the NHK Symphony, the Seoul Philharmonic, and the KBS Symphony Orchestra, among others. Also active as a chamber musician, Ms. Baek has performed at the festivals of Marlboro, Ravinia, Aspen, Great Mountains, Bridgehampton, as well as Casals Festival in France, Naantali Festival in Finland, Beethoven Festival in Poland, and YCA CHANEL Festival in Tokyo. She is the leader of Ensemble Opus, a chamber music ensemble based in Seoul.
Winner of numerous prizes of prestigious international competitions, Ms. Baek is a laureate of Indianapolis, Paganini, Sibelius, Long-Thibaud, and Queen Elisabeth International Competitions, to name a few. Her career was launched after winning first prize at the Young Concert Artists audition in New York City and Astral Artists of Philadelphia.
Ms. Baek released her first CD in Japan with Brahms and Bruch concerti to critical acclaim, followed by a solo violin album. Her most recent recording of Penderecki and Szymanovski violin concerti with London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra was released to rave reviews.
Ms. Baek holds degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music, The Juilliard School, and Conservatoire National Superieur de Paris. In 2005, she was appointed as the youngest violin professor at the Seoul National University.