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Ji Won Song

South Korea


Celebrated Korean violinist Ji Won Song has delighted audiences worldwide with energetic performances that express her refined perspectives on melody, color and harmony. She has received first prize and the audience prize at the Leopold Mozart Competition in Augsburg, first prize and the classical music prize at the China International Violin Competition in Qingdao, first prize and the best Chinese work prize at The Alice & Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition and first prize with the audience prize in The Schadt Competition. She was also a prize winner at Concours International de Violon Tibor Varga, the Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition and the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition. Song has always enjoyed sharing her gift in an array of venues, including Kennedy Center, Kimmel Center, Shanghai Symphony Hall, Seoul Arts Center, Kongresshalle and Jordan Hall. She has been a featured soloist with world-famous orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra and the Munich Radio Orchestra, with conductors including Rossen Milanov, Augustin Dumay and Nanse Gum. Song is currently pursuing the Artist Diploma program at the Julliard School, where she studies with distinguished violinists Donald Weilerstein and Ida Kavafian.


First Round

J.S. BACH: Adagio and Fuga from the Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV1001
N. PAGANINI: Caprice No. 11 and 21
F. KREISLER: Rondino on a Theme by Beethoven


L. VAN BEETHOVEN: Sonata No. 7 in C minor, Op. 30/2
F. POULENC: Sonata
H. WIENIAWSKI: Faust Fantasy, Op.20


W.A. MOZART: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K219

Grand Final

J. SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47