Do Gyung (Anna) Im
18, South Korea
Anna Do Gyung Im, started playing the violin at aged 6 and just two years later was invited to perform for the Thai royal family. After winning various competitions in Korea, Anna was awarded a full scholarship by the Korean Government to study at the Korean National Institute for the Gifted in Arts, and in 2012 she received a scholarship to study at the Millfield senior school in the UK. Her principal teachers have been Hae Yeup Yang, Paul Kim, Sung Sic Yang, Clive Hughes, and most recently So-Ock Kim. She began studies with Aaron Rosand in 2014 at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Anna has been kindly loaned instruments for her performances from the Beares International Violin Society.
“Participating in the Menuhin competition 2016 means so much to me. Menuhin competition has always been an aspiration for me as I have been watching previous Menuhin competitions since I was young. This opportunity is still a surprise for me, and I am honoured and grateful to be part of the competition. Moreover, the fact that this is taking place in London is very special to me. I will be seeing my friends I made and dearest teachers I had when I spent few years in school in England so I am truly looking forward to it!” (Anna Do Gyung Im)