Symphony Names Young Artist Competition Winner

Yoon Be Kim, a student at Yale School of Music, is the winner the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra’s 2019 Young Artist Concerto Competition.

WATERBURY — Yoon Be Kim has won the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra’s 2019 Young Artist Concerto Competition. This year’s competition took place November 3 in New Haven and was judged by internationally acclaimed violinist and professor of violin at Boston Conservatory, Lynn Chang, and WSO Music Director and Conductor Leif Bjaland. Ms. Kim competed with nine violinists from across New England and the Tri-State region, winning a $1,000 prize and the opportunity to perform Mozart’s Violin Concert No. 5 in A Major at the WSO’s March 1, 2020 All-Mozart concert.

Ms. Kim earned her bachelor of music degree from New England Conservatory where she studied with Malcolm Lowe. She currently studies under the tutelage of Hyo Kang at Yale School of Music, where she is pursuing a master of music degree.

The WSO’s Young Artist Concerto Competition is an annual competition launched in 2018 to encourage the musical development of emerging artists. The competition prize is made possible through the generosity of the Thomas C. Clark Young Artist Competition Prize Fund.

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