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Yookyung Kang

19, South Korea

Yookyung Kang began the violin when she was 4 and was inspired by Christian hymns and music through her parents’ faith. When she was 6 she entered the preparatory school for the Korean National University of Arts and since then she has performed many times on the international stage and in competitions, winning awards at the Haydn international Competition, Kloster Schöntal Violin Competition, and Osaka international Competition. Her favourite artist is Daniel Barenboim because of his unique interpretation and impressive performances as both a conductor and a player.