Dongyoung Jake Shim
Dongyoung Jake Shim gained international recognition most recently winning a prize at the 2022 Zhuhai International Mozart Competition in Zhuhai, China. After winning 1st Prize and Bach Prize at the 2020 Stulberg International String Competition in Michigan, United States, he won a prize at the 2020 Irving M. Klein International String Competition in San Francisco, United States. Dongyoung was also one of the Laureates at the 2020 J. S. Bach Competition.
In the upcoming season, Dongyoung will make his debut as a soloist with the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra and Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra. He also gave debut performances on three different continents including venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Jordan Hall, Kumho Art Hall, Seoul Arts Center, The Musikverein in Vienna, and Alice Tully Hall.
Dongyoung has appeared at chamber music festivals including the The Verbier Festival, Perlman Music Program, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Heifetz International Music Institute’s Ashkenasi Chamber Music Seminar, and Spring Festival with Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. In addition to his recent awards, Dongyoung Jake Shim’s numerous honors include the Grand Prize at the Vienna Music Competition in Vienna, Austria, the prizes at the DongA Music Competition and Ewha Music Competition in Seoul, Korea, and the special prize at the Munetsugu Angel International Violin Competition in Japan, among many others. He is also the 1st Prize winner at The Stradivarius International Violin Competition.
Last season, he appeared as a soloist with numerous orchestras including the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Busan Philharmonic Orchestra, Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra, Sarah Chang&Virtuosi Orchestra and Korea Chamber Orchestra, among many others.
He is currently an Artist Diploma candidate at the Curtis Institute of Music with a full scholarship and Tobe Amsterdam Fellowship studying with Ida Kavafian and Shmuel Ashkenasi. His former teachers include Donald Weilerstein at the New England Conservatory where he studied with a Tan Family Education Grant and Dean’s Scholarship.
He plays the 1711 D. Montagnana, on generous loan from the Sooyoung Art Trade in Korea.