Biography

Violinist Dawn Dongeun Wohn has performed and taught throughout North and South America, Asia and Europe. She has appeared as a soloist for live-broadcast performances with orchestras such as the Korean Broadcasting Symphony and the Aspen Conducting Orchestra, Daejon Philharmonic, The New York Sinfonietta, Japan’s Telemann Ensemble and the Northern Lights Festival Orchestra in Mexico. In addition, she has performed in solo and chamber music recitals across the world including Carnegie Weill Hall, Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall, and Jordan Hall.

As an active chamber musician, Dawn has performed at International Musician’s Seminar Prussia Cove in England, Great Mountains Music Festival in South Korea, The Banff Centre,  and has held fellowships at Music@Menlo, Aspen Music Festival and School, Norfolk Music Festival, Sarasota Music Festival, as well as the Juilliard School’s Chamberfest and the New York String Seminar. Recent collaborations include members of the Emerson Quartet, Miami String Quartet, Colin Carr, Roberto Plano, Susan Hoeppner and Christina Dahl.

Dawn began her violin studies at age four. She trained at The Juilliard School’s Pre-College Division as a full scholarship student of the renowned pedagogue Dorothy DeLay. She continued her undergraduate studies at Juilliard with Hyo Kang and pursued a Master of Music as well as an Artist Diploma at Yale University. She completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Stony Brook University under the direction of Philip Setzer of the Emerson Quartet and Soovin Kim.

Committed to teaching as well as performing, she currently holds the position of Assistant Professor of Violin, String Chair at Ohio University’s School of Music. As a guest clinician and recitalist she has presented and performed as schools such as Ithaca College, CUNY, Kansas University, East Tennessee State University, and has been on faculty of festivals such as the Académie Anglicorde in France, International Music Festival of the Adriatic in Italy, and Festival de Febrero in Mexico. Dawn performs on a 1732 Nicolo Gagliano violin, and in her free time enjoys cooking and exploring with her dog Wolfgang, who is named after her favorite composer, Mozart.

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