Jisun Yang is the Assistant Concertmaster of the San Diego Symphony. Before coming to San Diego she was a violinist in the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and had won a position with the Kansas City Symphony before that as well. She has held the position of Concertmaster at Spoleto Festival USA with the orchestra and the opera Orchestra in 2003. Jisun is a graduate with highest honors from the Cleveland Institute of Music and was a full scholarship student at Oberlin College Conservatory. She has studied with David Cerone, David Updegraff, William Preucil, Schmuel Ashkenazy, Myron Kartman and Almita and Roland Vamos.
Mrs. Yang grew up in Chicago, Illinois and started studies at the age of 6. In 1999 she was a recipient of a violin from the Stradivari Society which enabled her to appear as a soloist and chamber musician all over the United States and Europe. She has been invited to and been a finalist in numerous competitions including Julius Stulberg, where Jisun was the youngest finalist at the age of 12, Concert Artists Guild, Young Concert Artists and the Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition. Nielsen was held in New York City for the first time in history and performances were held at Merkin Hall, Lincoln Center which was broadcasted live on National Public Radio. She has also won numerous awards and competitions including the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Music Concerto Competition performing the Bartok Violin Concerto No. 2 , American String Teacher’s Association Competition (ASTA), G.D. Searle National String Competition and the Chicago Institute of Music Concerto Competition. While Concertmaster of the Oberlin Contemporary Ensemble, Jisun Yang’s quartet ensemble recorded and premiered “White Silence” for quartet and orchestra by John Luther Adams. She has held concertmaster at both the Cleveland Institute of Music and Oberlin Conservatory and has also received numerous awards and high honors from the Cleveland Institute of Music and Oberlin College Conservatory.
Jisun Yang's collaborations include, Augustin Hadelich, Ray Chen, Johannes Moser, and Anne-Marie McDermott. Her
music festival appearances include La Jolla SummerFest, Music Academy of the West, Festival Mozaic, Encore School of Music, Spoleto Festival USA, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival and the Bowdoin International Music Festival.
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