Ji Won Song
Korea, °1992
VIOLIN 2019 : Laureate
Born in Seoul, Ji Won Song began her musical studies under Nam-Yun Kim and Bon-Jiu Koo at the Korea National University of Arts. She went on to further studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Curtis Institute of Music, the New England Conservatory, and the Juilliard School, under David Cerone, Ida Kavafian, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Victor Danchenko, Donald Weilerstein, and Soovin Kim. Ji Won Song has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, under conductors such as Rossen Milanov, Augustin Dumay, and Nanse Gum. She has won prizes at a number of competitions : the Isang Yun in Korea, the Leopold Mozart in Augsburg, the China International in Qingdao, the Alice & Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition, the Schadt competition, and the Tibor Varga in Sion. She has also been awarded the Curtis Institute’s Milka Violin Artist Prize.


2015 - current: Donald Weilerstein
2011 - 2015, 2017-current: Ida Kavafian
2015 - 2017: Soovin Kim
2011 - 2015: Shmuel Ashkenasi
2003 - 2007: David Cerone


2017 - 2019: Artist Diploma, The Juilliard School
2015 - 2017: Master's Degree, New England Conservatory
2007 - 2015: Bachelor's Degree, Curtis Institute of Music
2003 - 2007: Preparatory Division, Cleveland Institute of Music
2000 - 2003: Preparatory Division, Korea National University of Arts


2018: Kumho Art Hall, Kumho Asiana Cultural Foundation, Soyou Hong
2018: IBK Hall, Seoul Arts Center, IBK Bank, So-you Hong, piano
2018: Bucheon Art Center, Korea, Bucheon Philharmonic Orchestra, Bucheon Philharmonic Orchestra w/ Peter Sommerer
2018: The Greene Space, New York, WQXR Radio, -
2018: Golden Hall, Germany, Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim, Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim w/ maestro Timo Handschuh
2017: Shanghai Symphony Concert Hall, Shanghai, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra w/ maestro Augustin Dumay
2015: Kumho Art Hall, Kumho Asiana Cultural Foundation, Soyou Hong
2009: Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra w/ maestro Rossen Milanov
2005: Kennedy Center, Washingnton D.C, Conservatory Project, -


2017: 1st prize + special prize, Isang Yun International Violin Competition
2016: 1st prize+ Audience prize, Leopold Mozart Competition (Augsburg)
2015: 2nd prize, Concours International de Violon Tibor Varga
2014: 1st prize + the best Chinese work performance, The Alice & Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition
2014: 1st prize + Classical Music Prize, China International Violin Competition (Qingdao)
Final 2019 : Ji Won Song
Semi-final 2019: Ji Won Song - recital
Semi-final 2019: Ji Won Song - concerto
Final (21/05/2019)
Kimmo Hakola Fidl op. 99
Jean Sibelius Concerto in D minor op. 47
Ji Won Song, violin
Belgian National Orchestra, dir. Hugh Wolff

Récital (10/05/2019)

Bram Van Camp Scherzo - Bagatelle
Francis Poulenc Sonata for violin and piano
Eugène Ysaÿe Allegretto poco scherzoso | Finale con brio (Sonata in G minor op. 27/1)
Henryk Wieniawski Fantaisie brillante sur des thèmes de Faust op. 20
Ji Won Song, violin
José Gallardo, pianist accompanist

Concerto (07/05/2019)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto n. 5 in A major KV 219
Ji Won Song, violin
Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, dir. Jean-Jacques Kantorow
First round (30/04/2019)
Johann Sebastian Bach Adagio - Fuga : Allegro (Sonata n. 1 in G minor BWV 1001)
Ludwig van Beethoven Allegro assai (Sonata n. 8 in G major op. 30/3)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 11 in C major
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 21 in A major
Ji Won Song, violin
José Gallardo, pianist accompanist
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