Yu, Sulki

Sulki
Yu
Violin

Sulki Yu, born in 1985, started to play the violin at the age of five; she studied at the Conservatoire de Lausanne, and then the Purcell School. In 2003 she received a full scholarship to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Professor David Takeno.

She has appeared as a soloist with orchestras including the Orchestre Nationale de Lille, the Budapest Symphony Orchestra, the Sung-Nam Philharmonic Orchestra, the Yalta Symphony Orchestra, and the Philharmonia Ensemble. She was selected to represent Korea as soloist in a performance of Glazunov's Violin Concerto in Moscow with the Moscow State Academic Symphony Orchestra in a concert marking the 20th Anniversary of the cultural concord that exists between Russia and Korea.

Laureate of the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin competition (2006) and the Szigeti-Hubay International Violin competition (2007), Sulki has received numerous awards from the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund, the Hattori Foundation, and the Musicians Benevolent Fund. She also has been nominated for awards by the Royal Philharmonic Society in both 2008 and in 2009. She played in USA, in Europe, in Asia, in prestigious venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall, Barbican, UNESCO Centre in Paris, New York Carnegie Hall and the Seoul Arts Centre in Korea.

She has given critically acclaimed recitals at the Wigmore Hall premiering Edwin Roxburgh's Violin Sonata in November 2009, and at the Purcell Room as part of the Park Lane Group Young Artists New Year Series 2009, performing a programme including Roxburgh's Soliloquy 3. Future engagements include Concerto engagements in the UK and in Korea.

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