Second prize and chamber music prize winner of the 2015 Michael Hill International Competition, violinist Eunae Koh enjoys a rapidly blossoming career as a soloist, chamber musician, and concertmaster. Ms. Koh made her concerto debut at the age of 9 with the Seoul Symphony Orchestra, and won numerous national competitions in her native South Korea. In 2010, she was awarded the Seongyong Park Special Prize at the Isang Yun International Competition. Soon after coming to the United States in 2013, she made her U.S. debut performing the Brahms Concerto in Jordan Hall with the New England Conservatory Symphony Orchestra as the school’s competition winner.
Ms. Koh has appeared as a soloist with many orchestras such as the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra, Colby Symphony Orchestra, Hwaum Chamber Orchestra, New England Symphony Orchestra. Prior to coming to the U.S, she also performed with the Yewon Orchestra at Seoul Arts Center, SungJung Philharmonic Orchestra, M4one Chamber Orchestra, and both orchestras of Seoul National University in Korea. She gave her first public recital at the age of 13 in Kumho Art Hall and was invited to return for another recital several years later.
Taking an interest in a variety of projects, she has performed and recorded several new works by Boston composers and appears regularly as a guest musician with the Chameleon Arts Ensemble and Wellesley Chamber Players. A serious chamber musician, she participated in Kneisel Chamber Music Festival and will attend Yellow Barn Chamber Music Festival this summer. She has performed in Rockport Chamber Music Festival and appeared at Jordan Hall and Carnegie Hall’s Weill recital hall. She has performed with A Far Cry and renowned musicians including Victor Rosenbaum and Ayano Ninomiya. Bringing her chamber music interests back to Korea, she co-founded a violin quartet of the Korean Chamber Orchestra.
As an orchestral leader, Ms. Koh currently serves as concertmaster of the Haffner Sinfonietta, a position she has held for three years. She has also served as concertmaster of the New England Conservatory’s self-conducted Chamber Orchestra, the New England Conservatory Philharmonic Orchestra and both orchestras of Seoul National University.
Ms. Koh, teaching assistant of Donald Weilerstein, will receive a Graduate Diploma at the New England Conservatory where she also completed her Master’s degree. She will begin Doctoral studies at Manhattan School of Music working with Mark Steinberg. She received her Bachelor’s degree at Seoul National University. Her primarily mentors are Donald Weilerstein and Young Uck Kim. She is extremely fortunate to perform on a violin made in 1768 by Pietro Antonio Dalla Costa loaned by the Colburn Collection.