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Danbi Um, violin, captivates audiences with her virtuosity, individual sound, and interpretive sensitivity. A Menuhin International Violin Competition silver medalist, she showcases her artistry in concertos, solo recitals, and in collaboration with distinguished chamber musicians. Her recent engagements have included her debut at Lincoln Center presented by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, her debut on Music@Menlo’s celebrated “Carte Blanche” series, and her return to the Caramoor Festival, as well as a national tour with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. After winning the 2014 Music Academy of the West Competition, Ms. Um made her concerto debut in the Walton Violin Concerto with the Festival Orchestra, conducted by Joshua Weilerstein. Other recent engagements include appearances with the Israel Symphony, Auckland Philharmonic, Vermont Symphony, and the Dartmouth Symphony. She also recently appeared in recital and in chamber music performances in such venues as the Kennedy Center, Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center, Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Harris Theatre in Chicago, and at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. An avid chamber musician, Ms. Um is a current artist member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and is a member of the Escher String Quartet. Born in 1990 in Seoul, South Korea, Ms. Um began violin lessons at the age of three. In the year 2000, she moved to the U.S. to study at the Curtis Institute of Music, where she earned a bachelor’s degree. She also holds an artist diploma from Indiana University. Her teachers have included Shmuel Ashkenasi, Joseph Silverstein, Jaime Laredo, and Hagai Shaham. Ms. Um is a winner of Astral’s 2015 National Auditions and a recipient of the 2018 Salon de Virtuosi Career Grant. She plays a 1683 “ex-Petschek” Nicolo Amati violin, on loan from a private collection.

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