Praised as having “warmth and crystal-clear tone” by Whole Note Magazine, violinist Dawn Dongeun Wohn has performed in concert halls in North and South America, Asia, and Europe including Carnegie Weill Hall, Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center, and the National Theater in Taiwan. As a soloist, she has performed with orchestras such as the Korean Broadcasting Symphony, Daejeon Philharmonic, and the Aspen Conducting Orchestra. Her debut album Perspectives, featuring diverse works by female composers, was featured by The New York Times, Spotify and Apple Music, and was chosen as one of WQXR’s best albums of 2019.
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. Notable collaborations include members of the Emerson Quartet, Miami String Quartet, Afiara Quartet, Colin Carr, Roberto Plano, Susan Hoeppner and Christina Dahl.
As a dedicated teacher, she is currently on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Mead Witter School of Music. Previously, she held the position of Associate Professor of Violin at Ohio University’s School of Music. As a guest clinician and recitalist she has presented and performed at schools such as NYU, Ithaca College, CUNY, Bowling Green State University, Kansas University, and has been on faculty of festivals such as the Rocky Ridge Music Festival, Académie Anglicorde in France, International Music Festival of the Adriatic in Italy, and Festival de Febrero in Mexico.
Dawn began her musical studies at The Juilliard School’s Pre-College Division as a full scholarship student of the renowned pedagogue Dorothy DeLay. She completed her undergraduate studies at Juilliard with Hyo Kang and received a Master of Music as well as an Artist Diploma from Yale University. Her Doctor of Musical Arts degree was awarded from Stony Brook University under the direction of Philip Setzer and Soovin Kim. Dawn performs on a 1732 Nicolo Gagliano violin, and in her free time enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her family- husband Jay, son Jasper and dog Wolfie (named after Mozart!).