Born in Seattle, Washington, violinist Yuri Namkung made her solo debut at the age of nine with the Northwest Chamber Orchestra and at eleven with the Seattle Symphony. She has since performed concertos with the Tonhalle-Orchestra (Zurich), with David Zinman, Spokane Bach Festival Orchestra with Gunther Schuller, Dubuque Symphony, Greenville Symphony, Wyoming Symphony, Santa Maria Philharmonic, and the Filarmonica Joven de Colombia throughout Colombia and Brazil. She has served on the music faculties of the University of Alabama and Interlochen Arts Academy and has performed in Panama at Frank Gehry’s Biodiversity Museum with UNICEF Artist for Peace, jazz pianist Danilo Perez, Kennedy Center, Jordan Hall, Gardner Museum, Virginia Arts Festival, Ravinia Festival, Music@Menlo, and Carnegie Hall. A student of legendary teacher, Dorothy DeLay, Ms. Namkung is a graduate of Columbia University, the Juilliard School, and the New England Conservatory. Recent performing highlights include Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire with the Talea Ensemble, the complete solo Bach works for violin, chamber choral works with the Orchestra of St Luke’s, and substituting last minute for Axel Strauss on the Mendelssohn Concerto in Minnesota.
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