바이올리니스트 양정윤은 국내는 물론 유럽 전역에서 연주 활동을 하고 있다. 오스트리아의 무지크페어라인 황금홀, 체코의 스메타나홀, 루마니아의 아테네움을 포함해 세계 각지의 유명 콘서트홀에 서며 현지 관객들을 만나 독주, 실내악, 협연 무대를 두루 가졌다. 그리고 2017년에는 권위를 자랑하는 이탈리아 리피처 국제 바이올린 콩쿠르에서 1위 및 특별상을 수상하며 세계적 연주자로서의 진가를 다시 한번 증명했다. 리피처 콩쿠르에서 우승을 차지하는 것으로, 양정윤은 생애 세 번째로 국제 콩쿠르 정상에 오르는 성과를 이뤘다.
2005년 스위스 시옹발레 티보바가 국제 콩쿠르에서 1위 및 청중상을, 2010년 폴란드 토룬 국제 콩쿠르에서는 심사위원 만장일치로 1위를 차지한 바 있다. 그 외에도 2002년 앙리 마티유 국제 콩쿠르 2등 입상을 시작으로 세계적 콩쿠르에 여러 차례 입상하며 차세대 바이올리니스트로 지목되었다.
양정윤이 세계 무대 및 콩쿠르에서 들려준 연주는 평단의 호평을 이끌어냈다. 2009년 영국 『스트라드』 지는 양정윤의 펜데레츠키 연주에 대해 ‘카덴차에서 고도의 예술적 기교를 볼 수 있었다’고 평했으며, 리피처 콩쿠르의 심사위원은 ‘모차르트 연주에서 설탕같이 달콤한 소리를 들을 수 있었다’며 극찬했다.
현재 양정윤은 1746년 이탈리아 피아센차산 G. B. 과다니니로 연주하고 있으며, 봄콰르텟 리더로 활동하고 있다.
“…The bravura from Jung Yoon Yang throughout Penderecki’s Cadenza.” – The Strad 2009
“She is a very brilliant violinist with strong technique and a very expressive artist performing with a lot of expression and conviction.” – Pierre Amoyal
Violinist Juliana Jungyoon Yang has been establishing a flourishing artistic career in Korea and all over Europe. She has charmed and mesmerized audiences as a soloist, a chamber musician and an orchestral accompanist internationally throughout Poland, Italy, Russia, Canada, Switzerland, and Spain, as well as at famed concert venues such as Golden Hall of Musikverein in Vienna, Smetana Hall in Prague and Ermitazh in Saint Petersburg. In 2017, she once again proved herself to be a formidable performer at the international stage by winning First Prize at Rodolfo Lipizer International Violin Competition, where she was acclaimed by one of the jury members as the “sugar-sweet sounds during her Mozart performance.”
Jungyoon won three major international competitions. She won First Prize and Audience Prize at the 2005 Sion-Valais International Violin Competition (Tibor Varga) in Switzerland as well as First Prize at the 2010 Torun International Violin Competition in Poland. Rodolfo Lipizer Prize makes her third win at international competitions. Even before the more recent successes, she was a prize-winner at numerous competitions, starting from winning Second Prize at the 2002 International Henri Marteau Violin Competition in Germany. As she won major competitions early on in her native South Korea, she received a lot of attention as a promising young violinist.
She was trained by Nam-Yun Kim at an early age and was later under the tutelages of Pierre Amoyal, Krzysztof Wegrzyn and Liana Isakadze.
She was invited to a commemorative performance for the royal visit to Korea in 1999 by Her Majesty Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. By this time, she had already performed with the prestigious orchestras in South Korea including KBS Symphony Orchestra in 1996, and Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra in 1998, as well as at numerous solo concerts such as the prestigious Kumho Young Artist Concert Series. She had performed with such distinguished orchestras as Nürnberger Symphoniker, Goettingen Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra, Budapest Symphony Orchestra, and Bucharest Radio Orchestra. She also had performed with such conductors as Vakhtang Jordania, Vasily Petrenko, and Christian Vasquez.
Juliana was awarded as a proud alumnus of Yewon in 2017. She has been invited to perform at various classic festivals such as Seoul Arts Center Classic Festival, Seoul Spring Festival, Asolo Matinee, and Gyeonggi Chamber Music Festival. She has received rave reviews for her performance and solidified as an important young performer. Currently, she is performing with 1746 G.B. Guadagnini from Piacenza, Italy. She is also providing guest instruction at Seoul Arts High School and Yewon School. She is a leader of Vom Quartet.
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