Danbi Um

Violinist Danbi Um has appeared as soloist with the Israel Symphony, Vermont Symphony, Herzliya Chamber Symphony, Auckland Philharmonic, and Dartmouth Symphony, among others, and in venues as the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Perelman Theater at Kimmel Center, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Kumho Arts Hall, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Bennett Gordon Hall of Ravinia festival, and for the Seattle Chamber Music Society. She is a winner of Astral Artists' 2015 National Auditions, and was recently selected as a member to join Chamber Music Society Two of Lincoln Center for its 2015-2018 seasons. With CMS, she has performed in Saratoga Springs, at Alice Tully Hall, Harris Theater, at St. Cecilia's Music Center, and at Vancouver Playhouse.

An avid chamber musician, she has made appearances at Marlboro, Ravinia, Music@Menlo, Yellow Barn, Moab, Caramoor, and North Shore Chamber Music Festival. She tours frequently with 'Musicians from Marlboro' including a National Tour, and has played with Jupiter Chamber Players. Further engagements include recitals at Women’s Museum in Washington D.C., at the Palm Beach Chamber Music Society, and in New York, as well as a return appearance at Music@Menlo for a Carte Blanche recital, and at Moritzburg Festival in Dresden, Germany.

She received a second prize at the Young Artists Division of the Menuhin International Violin Competition, and a third prize at the Michael Hill International Violin Competition. At age ten, she was admitted to the Curtis Institute of Music, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree. She also holds an Artist Diploma from Indiana University. Her teachers include Shmuel Ashkenasi, Joseph Silverstein, Jaime Laredo, and Hagai Shaham. She plays on a 1683 "ex-Petschek" Nicolo Amati, on loan from a private collection