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Hyang Yoo, violin
Hyang Yoo began her violin studies with her father at the age of six in her native Korea. She was admitted to the Music College of the ChoongAng University in Seoul to study with Jeongsook Yoon on a full university scholarship, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a Masters in Music degree. She continued her studies with Andre Hadges and the renowned Russian violinist Nelli Shkolikova at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia where she gained her Graduate Diploma in Performance. She also studied with Christopher Kimber at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Hyang has been active as a soloist and a chamber musician in a career spanning three countries. She performed as a member of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and the Seoul Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra from 1980 to 1986 during which time she performed for the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra’s USA tour. From 1993 to 1995 she became a member of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra in Australia. She has also given numerous recitals in Korea, Australia and Hong Kong, including the Best Graduate Invitational Concert organized by Chosun Ilbo, Korea’s prominent daily newspaper and the Australia-Korea Friendship Concert organized by the Australian Embassy in Seoul. Hyang has held teaching appointments with a number of music institutions, including the Music College of the ChoongAng University and the Canberra School of Music, Australia. Hyang moved to Hong Kong in 1995 and joined the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong as a founding member in 1999.
"... a charming performance with an intense, emotional interpretation." Canberra Times