Second Prize and Chamber Music Prize winner of the 2015 Michael Hill International Competition, violinist Eunae Koh enjoys a rapidly blossoming career as a soloist, chamber musician, and concertmaster. Ms. Koh made her concerto debut at the age of nine with the Seoul Symphony Orchestra and won numerous national competitions in her native South Korea. In 2010, she was awarded the Seong-Yawng Park Special Prize at the Isang Yun International Competition. Soon after coming to the United States in 2013, she made her U.S. debut performing the Brahms Concerto in Jordan Hall with the New England Conservatory Symphony Orchestra as the school’s competition winner.
Ms. Koh has appeared internationally as a soloist with many orchestras such as the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra, Colby Symphony Orchestra, Hwaum Chamber Orchestra, New England Symphony Orchestra, Korean Chamber Orchestra and Sungjung Philharmonic Orchestra. Her live performances have been broadcasted on the ArteTV, KBS Classic FM in Korea and WCRB in Boston. She gave her first public recital at the age of 13 in Kumho Art Hall and was invited to return for another recital several years later.
A serious chamber musician, Ms. Koh has collaborated with many renowned musicians including Donald Weilerstein, Steven Mackey, Anthony Marwood, Ayano Ninomiya, Natasha Brofsky, Michael Kannen and Victor Rosenbaum. She has toured with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Also, she has performed with A Far Cry, Symphony in C and European Salon Orchestra. She regularly appears with the Chameleon Arts Ensemble, New York Classical Players, Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players and Wellesley Chamber Players. Her festival appearances include Yellow Barn Music Festival, Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Olympic Music Festival and Kneisel Chamber Music Festival. She has appeared at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium, Weill Recital Hall, Lincoln Center, Jordan Hall and Seoul Arts Center.
As an orchestral leader, Ms. Koh has served as concertmaster at the Haffner Sinfonietta for three years. She has also served as guest concertmaster at the Symphony in C, New York Classical Players, New England Symphony, Camerata Virtuosi, New England Conservatory’s self-conducted Chamber Orchestra, New England Conservatory Philharmonic Orchestra and both orchestras of Seoul National University.
In addition, Ms. Koh is an active teacher, maintaining a private studio since 2008. As teaching assistant of Donald Weilerstein from 2015 to 2017 and Young Uck Kim from 2012 to 2013, she taught undergraduate and graduate students at the New England Conservatory and Seoul National University. In 2018, Ms. Koh joined the faculty at Yellow Barn Music Festival's Young Artists Program and New York Music School. She was also a teaching artist at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Queens, New York.
Ms. Koh received a master’s degree and a Graduate Diploma with the Abraham Skernick Memorial Presidential Scholarship at the New England Conservatory after completing bachelor’s degree at Seoul National University. A recipient of the Robert Mann Endowed Scholarship, she is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree at the Manhattan School of Music where she studies with Brentano Quartet violinist Mark Steinberg. Her primarily mentors are Mark Steinberg, Donald Weilerstein and Young Uck Kim.