CONGLATURATIONS GRAND PRIZE WINNER OF
8th NEW YORK ARTISTS INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
Minji Cho, Viola
University of Music Würzburg
Minji Cho is from Pohang, South Korea. She is in a last semester of Master’s degree in University of Music Würzburg, Viola class by Prof.Theodor Nüßlein. She graduated Pohang arts high school, where she studied Violin with Junwon Baek. Cho received her Bachelor’s degree by Violin from Keimyung University in Korea, where she studied with Mihseon Bahk, Chisang Park and Krzysztof Podejko, and also Fryderyk Chopin University of Music (abbr.UMFC) in Warsaw, Poland, where she studied with Agnieszka Marucha. At that time she interested in Viola playing, learned basic and music of viola by Ryszard Duź(Prof. of UMFC). In 2010 she performed M.Bruch Violin concerto at Young Artists Concert with Daegu Symphony Orchestra. Cho participated in ‘From Chopin to Górecki Music Course and Festival’ in Poland(2012). Also in ‘Casalmaggiore International Music Festival’ in Italy(2016), ‘Musiktage am Rhein’ in Germany(2019), she had a lesson at each Festival by Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti and Vladimir Babeshko. As a Chamber musician, she learned Chamber music with Wojciech Koprowski(Violinist of Meccore String Quartet), Ryszard Duź(Violist of Wilanów String Quartet), Prof. Theodor Nüßlein, Jewgeni Schuk. She played several form of Chamber music from Duo to Octet. She interested specially in String Quartet, she performed at 1st Spring concert of classic music with young musician of UMFC, in Centrum of Korean culture in Warsaw. She also participated in Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholy Conservatory Competition in Berlin as a Violist of WüKo Quartet, nominated from University of Music Würzburg.
Hochschule für Musik und Theater München in German
Nasung Kim was born on March 7, 1992 in South Korea, and she began playing the piano at the age of five. Since then, she earned her bachelor's degree at the Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea with Prof. Geumbong Kim. Now is studying master degree at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München in Germany with Prof. Adrian Oetiker. Additionally, in 2019, she has benefited from the scholarship program by recognizing her talent from the Gisela und Erich Andreas-Stifung in Germany. Besides, in 2020, kim has received the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition the 3rd Prize and the New York Artists International Competition the Grand Prize. She has participated in the master-classes with Boguslaw Jan Strobel, Arkadi Zenziper, Oliver Kern, Choongmo Kang, and Julius Jeongwon Kim.
Danbin Lee, Cello
Korea National University of Arts. Seoul, Korea
Cellist Danbin Lee won the first prize at the 12th Antonio JanigroInternational Cello Competition(2020) and 8th David Popper International Cello Competition(2019). At that she showed her musical potential to grow into a global cellist despite of young age. She performed with the Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra in 2014, Yewon Symphony Orchestra and KNIGA Symphony Orchestra in 2018. Also she successfully hosted solo concerts at the ‘Ujung Prodigy Concert’ in 2015 and 'Kumho Prodigy Concert' in 2018. She accepted through early admissions at the age of 15 and is currently sophomore of the Korea National University of Arts, being educated by prof. Kangho Lee and Prof. Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi.
The 8th Edition of the New York Artists International Competition
Youth: Up to Age 14
Junior: Age 15 to Age 18
Senior: Age 19 to Age 22
Professional: Age 23 to Age 35
* YouTube Audition Only- No Travel Required
application deadline: May 17th 2020
Results will be notified via email with Judges' comments.
All winners will get the Prize Certificates in PDF format.
Bios and YouTube videos will be uploaded on our website for Grand Prize winners
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