Grace Youn

violinist. performer. teacher.

Grace Youn Violin

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Grace Youn began violin studies at age 7. As a soloist, Grace has performed with the Balcones Community Orchestra, Montecito International Music Festival Orchestra, Austin Civic Orchestra, the University of Puget Sound Orchestra and Wind Ensemble,  and the Tacoma Youth Symphony. She served as concertmaster of the University of Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra and also played in the violin section of the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra. Her performing engagements have taken her across the United States with performances throughout the Pacific Northwest, Denver, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, Honolulu, Chicago, and the South by Southwest music festival in Austin. Grace has been a prize winner in the Texas Rising Stars: Austin Civic Orchestra Competition, the Beatrice Hermann Young Artist Competition, and the International Rockin' Fiddle Challenge, and the Music Teachers National Association Young Artist Competition.

In 2014, Grace was invited to perform at Creative Dialogue VI, a new music symposium hosted by the Sibelius Academy. She has also attended and performed at other music festivals, including The International Festival Institute at Round Top, Brevard Music Center, Innsbrook Institute and  Music Festival, Northwestern Summer Violin Institute, and the Icicle Creek International Chamber Music Festival. She has performed in masterclasses for Miriam Fried, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Paul Kantor, Kenneth Goldsmith, Blair Milton, Robert Chen, Cyrus Forough, and Janet Sung. 

In August, 2011, Grace launched her YouTube channel, graceyounviolin, where she explores various musical genres, combining classical traditions and techniques with other music traditions. She has worked and collaborated with many well-known crossover artists and was featured in Katy Perry's documentary, Part of Me. She is in demand as a studio/session musician.

Grace is an Artist Diploma student at the Butler School of Music studying under Professor Brian Lewis. She earned her Master of Music degree in Performance from the University of Texas - Austin and Bachelor of Music degree in Performance from the University of Puget Sound.  Her previous teachers include Dr. Maria Sampen and Marcia Ott.


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