Cellist Youbin Jun, born in Seoul, South Korea, has performed as a soloist and chamber musician at major venues including Jordan Hall, Sejong Performing Arts Center, Seoul Arts Center, Weil Hall in Carnegie Hall, and Walter Auditorium in Lincoln. Ms. Jun graduated from Seoul Arts High School and received her bachelor’s degree from New England Conservatory of Music in 2013. She continued her studies in New England Conservatory, Boston in the US, where she received a master’s degree in music.
She was selected as a soloist with Suwon Philharmonic orchestra and The Sunhwa Arts School Orchestra. Ms. Jun has performed at numerous music festivals as a soloist and a chamber musician ranging from Jordan Hall, Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Holley Hall, Seoul Art Center, and Sejong Arts Center. Ms. Jun gave her debut recital in the Ujung Arts Center, Seoul where she was selected as Ujung Rising Star in 2016.
Ms. Jun’s awards and honors include first prize at American Protégé Concerto Competition, New York International Music Concour, Grand Prize Virtuoso International Competition and numerous accolades from the KEPCO competition, Korea Chamber Orchestra Competition, Strad Competition, Classical Music Magazine Competition, and Eumyeon Music Competition. She has played at Weil Hall at Carnegie Hall, Walter Bruno Auditorium at Lincoln Center as a winner of American Protégé Concerto competition and NYIMC Competition.
Ms. Jun has long been enthusiastic about chamber music. Ms. Jun has been invited to the Sarasota Music Festival, Bowdoin International Music Festival and has completed master classes with Steve Doane, Ronald Leonard, and Timothy Eddy. She has been selected to the Beethoven Septet in E-flat major performance with Ana Kavafian and Fred Bretschger who were the faculties of the Sarasota Music Festival. She also performed with Couperin Cinq Pieces en Concert with Natasha Brofsky at Jordan Hall. She spent her summer studying and performing solo music with Laurence Lesser at Orford Arts Centre in 2014. Her musical development has furthered in masterclasses with Fans Helmerson, Natalia Gutman, Ronald Leonard, and Gary Hoffman.
As an orchestral player, Ms. Jun has appeared in Boston Civic Orchestra, Boston Philharmonic orchestra, and was appointed as a principal in Rutgers Symphony Orchestra. She is currently pursuing her DMA at Rutgers University with a full scholarship. Ms. Jun is a cellist in Maryland Symphony Orchestra since 2019. Additionally, she holds positions with Fairfax Symphony Orchestra and Washington Chamber Orchestra. Dedicated to community engagement through teaching, Ms. Jun currently serves on faculty at the Mason Community Arts Academy.
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