2009 - 2010 Kronberg Academy Professional Studies
Studies with Ana Chumachenco
2010 Chamber Music Connects the World, Junior
2011 Violin Masterclasses, concert
2013 Alumni Meeting
Soojin was born in Korea in 1986 and moved to the UK when she was two. She began the violin at the age of eight and entered the Yehudi Menuhin School before moving to the Purcell School to study with Felix Andrievsky.
She continued her studies at Oxford University and the Royal Academy of Music in London and at the Kronberg Academy Professional Studies with Ana Chumachenco.
Soojin has performed as soloist with orchestras such as the London Symphony, Poznan Philharmonic, Tokyo Philharmonic, Seoul Philharmonic, Korean Symphony, London Soloists Chamber Orchestra, L'Ensemble Ricercata de Paris, and has given concerts throughout the UK, Europe and the Far East in venues including nearly all of the major London concert halls, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Suntory Hall, Operacity and Bunkamura Orchard Hall, Tokyo, Osaka Symphony Hall and the Sejong Arts Centre, Seoul.
She has broadcast on Polish, Dutch and Korean Radio.
Soojin won 2nd prize as the youngest competitor and the youngest ever top prize winner at the Wieniawski International Violin Competition 2001 in Poznan, Poland where she was also awarded 7 other special prizes including the Critics and Journalists Prize and the Polish Radio Listener's Award.
She also won first prize at the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists Competition 2002 and the Bayreuth International Competition 2006.
Other awards include the Musicians Benevolent Fund's Manoug Parikian Prize 2001, Royal Philharmonic Society's Emily Anderson Award 2002, the LSO Scholarship Competition 2002, Martin Music Scholarships, and Hattori Foundation Scholarships, an Allcard Award from the Worshipful Company of Musicians 2008 and a Countess of Munster award 2008.
Her love of chamber music has taken her on several occasions to participate in Open Chamber Music at IMS Prussia Cove, Cornwall.
Soojin plays on a 1666 Antonio Stradivari kindly provided by an anonymous benefactor.
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