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Dayoon You

Winner of the second prize at the Long-Thibaud International Violin Competition and a Laureate of the 2024 Queen Elisabeth Violin Competition, Dayoon You first came to international recognition when he was awarded “Special Prize Kronberg Academy” at the ARD International Music Competition in Munich and Distinction as a Finalist at the Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition in Poznań. As an active chamber musician, he also won first prize and the special prize for the Best Mozart Interpretation as a guest member of the Arete Quartet at the International Mozart Competition 2023 in Salzburg.

As a soloist, he has performed with many prestigious orchestras, such as the Munich Chamber Orchestra, Baden-Baden Philharmonic Orchestra, Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra, Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra, and the Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra. He was also invited to the International Music Festival Český Krumlov in 2017, where he played the concertos by Vivaldi with South Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.

He also performed as a guest member of the Novus String Quartet at the Schwarzenberg Schubertiade Festival in collaboration with the Jerusalem Quartet. And as a guest member of the Chianti Ensemble, he gave concerts in the Netherlands.

As an orchestra player, he performed as a substitute player with the Berliner Philharmoniker and the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Paavo Järvi and Markus Stenz.

Born in Seoul, Korea, Dayoon You started playing the violin at the age of six and made his debut at the Seoul Arts Center at the age of eight. He graduated from the Korea National University of Arts and currently studies at the Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin with Kolja Blacher.

He performs on the Joannes Baptista Guadanini violin, Turin 1774 on generous loan from the Kumho Cultural Foundation.

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