Born in South Korea, violist SoHui Yun is currently pursuing her Master’s degree at New England Conservatory as a student of Dimitri Murrath. Prior to coming to the United States, she attended at the Korea National Institute for the Gifted in Arts and earned a bachelor’s degree from the Korea National University of Arts (KNUA), where she studied with SoonWha Oh and Hanna Lee. At the KNUA, she earned opportunity to participate in many master classes given by world renowned artists such as Nobuko Imai, Kim Kashkashian, Yuri Bashmet, and Roberto Diaz.
She has participated in the Perlman Music Program, the Great Mountains International Music Festival and School (GMMFS), and the Tongyoung International Music Festival. She has also won several awards, including the special prize at the Lionel Tertis International viola competition, and first prize at GMMFS Concerto Competition. In addition to participating in various festivals, SoHui has also established a career as a soloist. She has performed in the Rising Star Series and played with the orchestra at GMMFS as the winner of the Concerto Competition. She also played a solo recital at the KNUA Series, and performed the Walton Viola Concerto with the National Symphony Orchestra of Moldova-Teleradio and the Guri Philharmonic Orchestra at one of Korea’s main concert halls.
SoHui Yun is not only a soloist but also a passionate chamber musician. At the age of twelve, she made her debut as a chamber musician playing with her peers in Korea, as the winner of a youth chamber music competition. Throughout her Bachelor’s degree, she was an active member of the KNUA string ensembles. She has also performed at the Seoul Arts Center as a member of the Opus Ensemble.