Hometown: Ottawa, Ontario
South Korean-born violinist David Baik, one of CBC Music’s “30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians Under 30″, is known for his powerful yet sincere sound. Baik is the recipient of numerous prizes and recently, was awarded the Grand Prize in the 2021 NAC Bursary Competition. Previously, he has competed nationally, winning consecutive First Prizes in the 2016 and 2017 Canadian Music Competition.
David Baik began his violin studies at the age of nine after moving to Ottawa, Canada. In Ottawa, he studied with Yehonatan Berick, the head Professor at the University of Ottawa. In 2018, he began his bachelor studies at the University of Toronto under the tutelage of Jonathan Crow.
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, Meadowmount School of Music, and at the Canadian Music Competition Gala to name a few. He has also performed as a soloist with various orchestras such as the North York Orchestra and the Ottawa Youth Orchestra. As an avid orchestral musician, Baik has served as Concertmaster of the University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Ottawa Youth Orchestra.
Baik’s festival appearances include the Orford Music Festival, Meadowmount School of Music, and the Domaine Forget Music Festival. Most recently, he was awarded the 2021 Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation Fellowship at the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado.