Yoonshin SongLecturer of Violin
“A wonderfully talented violinist… [whose] sound and technique go well beyond her years,” Yoonshin Song was recently appointed concertmaster of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Winner of the Stradivarius International Violin Competition, Song has earned many prizes in other prestigious international competitions including the Lipizer (Italy), Henry Marteau (Germany), Wieniawski (Poland) and Ima Hogg (the United States). In her native South Korea, she has won virtually all major national competitions.
Song has been sought after as a charismatic soloist and imaginative chamber musician performing throughout Korea, the United States, and Europe to great acclaim. She has appeared with many orchestras around the world such as the Utah Symphony Orchestra, Houston Symphony Orchestra, Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, and Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, among many others, and has participated in numerous music festivals such as the Marlboro Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Perlman Music Program, and Miyazaki Chamber Music Festival.
Song earned her master’s degree and graduate diploma under the tutelage of Donald Weilerstein at the New England Conservatory of Music, and completed the artist diploma and professional study programs at Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Robert Mann and Glenn Dicterow.
Song plays on a 1707 Vincenzo Ruggeri violin on loan to her by a generous sponsor in Michigan.