Aaron Copland School of Music Faculty

  Heesun Shin (Graduate Teaching Fellow)

Fields of Study:
violin performance

Degrees and Studies:
M.M., The Juilliard School

Biographical Information:
Heesun Shin began her studies in Seoul, Korea. At age 11, she moved to the United States to study with Dorothy DeLay and Hyo Kang at the Juilliard School pre-college division. She received her bachelorís degree in psychology with distinction from Yale University, spent two years in Vienna studying with Edward Zienkowski at the University of Music, received a certificate of Arts Administration from New York University, a masterís degree from the Juilliard School under Donald Weilerstein and Ronald Copes, and is currently an Enhanced Chancellor's Fellow doctoral student at the City University of New York.

She was a top prize winner at the Sion International Competition in Switzerland, Josef Dichler Competition in Vienna, Auswahlvorspiel at the University of Music Vienna, William Waite competition at Yale, Ewha Competition, Chosun Daily Newspaper Competition, and Yook-Young Competition. She is also the recipient of Joseph Lentilhon Selden Award and Stanton Wheeler Award of Yale University.

She has appeared as a soloist with the Yale Symphony Orchestra in Prague, Seoul, New Haven, with the National Symphony of Lithuania under Schlomo Mintz, with Aspen Chamber Symphony under David Zinman, with Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra under Shinik Hahm, Woodlands Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic, and has served as the concertmaster and associate concertmaster of Yale Symphony Orchestra, Juilliard Pre-college Orchestra, Daejeon Philharmonic, and Aspen Academy of Conducting Orchestra. Her hobbies include participating in marathons, triathlons, flag football tournaments, and gymnastics.

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