Korean violinist Ju-Young Baek, lauded by Krzysztof Penderecki as one of the most prominent violinists today, has an outstanding international career.
Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center in New York, Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center, Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and Suntory Hall in Tokyo are just some of the major concert halls in which she gave recitals and performed as a soloist with orchestras such as the NHK Symphony, London Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Finnish Radio Orchestra, Singapore Symphony, and Seoul Philharmonic. Active as a chamber musician, Baek also performed at the festivals of Marlboro, Ravinia, Aspen, Great Mountains, Bridgehampton, as well as the Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival in Poland and YCA CHANEL Festival in Tokyo. She won numerous prizes at prestigious international competitions (Indianapolis, the Paganini in Genova, Sibelius, Long-Thibaud, and Queen Elisabeth). Her career was launched after winning 1st prize at Young Concert Artists Auditions in New York City and the Astral Artists of Philadelphia. After her mesmerizing performance of Penderecki’s Violin Sonata No. 2 in the composer’s presence, she performed Penderecki Violin Concerto No. 2 under Mr Penderecki’s direction, during the 2013-2014 season. The violinist’s debut album with concertos by Brahms and Bruch was released in Japan to great critical acclaim. The following album contained solo works for violin, and in spring 2014, the RPO label released her Penderecki and Szymanowski violin concerti CD, recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London.
Ju-Young Baek is represented by the Ludwig van Beethoven Association