Dayoon You South Korea, 19, Senior

Violinist Dayoon You started playing the violin at the age of six and gave his debut at Seoul Arts Centre playing Haydn’s Violin Concerto No. 2 at the age of eight. He has won numerous competitions in South Korea and was accepted into the Korea National Institute for the Gifted in Arts at the age of 15. He gave his European debut when he was 14 years old with the Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra and the following year performed at the Cesky Crumlov Festival with the Jihoceska Philharmoniker, conducted by Jan Talich. He currently studies at the Korea National University of the Arts with Bonjiu Koo. 

“I’m delighted to have been selected to participate in the Menuhin Competition Richmond 2020. It will be my first senior international competition and I’m very excited to share my music with new friends. I’m looking forward to developing further as an artist. Of course, everyone hopes to win a prize, but the most important thing is to grow as a musician, which is what I’m most excited about! ”