David Baik


David Baik attends the 2023 TSM Academy courtesy of the Richard Phillips Fellowship.

Hometown: Ottawa, Ontario

Featured on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s (CBC) “30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians Under 30″, South Korean-born violinist David Baik is noted for his powerful yet sincere sound. Baik is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Grand Prize at the 2021 NAC Bursary Competition, consecutive First Prizes at the 2016 and 2017 Canadian Music Competition, the Sturdevant Prize, the Gerhard Kander Graduating Award, and the Gabriella Dory Prize. In 2021, he received the Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation Fellowship at the Aspen Music Festival. 

In 2022, Baik obtained his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto where he studied with Jonathan Crow, and now is a fellowship recipient at the Schulich School of Music. 

An active soloist and chamber musician, Baik was invited to perform at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, Meridian Arts Centre, Young String Performers’ Foundation, Orford Music Festival, and at the Canadian Music Competition Gala to name a few. In 2022, Baik was invited to perform at the National Commemorative Ceremony in honour of Queen Elizabeth II. His notable collaborations include performances with Camden Shaw, Jennifer Koh, Andrew Wan, Jonathan Crow, and Philip Chiu. He has also performed as a soloist with various orchestras, such as the North York Orchestra, Durham Chamber Orchestra, and the Ottawa Youth Orchestra. Baik has made appearances at the Aspen Music Festival, Orford Music Festival, Meadowmount School of Music, Domaine Forget Music Festival, and the Toronto Summer Music Festival.