Kyung Ah Oh attends the 2022 TSM Academy courtesy of the Judith Humphrey & Marc Egnal Fellowship.
Hometown: Incheon, South Korea
Praised for her “water-like, smooth, deliciously crafted phrases” and “rich, dark lower range” (Classical Voice of North Carolina), South Korean violinist Kyung Ah Oh is quickly establishing herself as a young artist not to be missed. She counts among her many accolades appearances at the world’s top stages, including the Queen Elisabeth, Enescu, Seoul, Klein, and Menuhin International Violin Competitions. As winner of the New York International Artist Competition, Ms. Oh made her solo recital debut at Carnegie Hall, after previously making her concerto debuts in Severance Hall as winner of the Cleveland Institute of Music Concerto Competition, and with the Asheville Symphony Orchestra.
An avid chamber musician, Ms. Oh has collaborated with pianist Anton Nel and attended the Aspen Music Festival Center for Advanced Quartet Studies, the Juilliard String Quartet Seminar, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music, and New York String Orchestra Seminar. Her chamber mentors include the Pacifica, Jupiter, American, and Juilliard Quartets, as well as David Finckel, Don Weilerstein, Peter Serkin, Gilbert Kalish, and Robert McDonald.
Ms. Oh holds two Master’s degrees from the Yale School of Music, from which she received the 2021 Broadus Erle Violin Prize under the tutelage of Syoko Aki. She previously received her Bachelor of Music and Professional Studies Diploma from the Cleveland Institute of Music with Joan Kwuon. Now based in Toronto, Ms. Oh is an Artist Diploma candidate at the Glenn Gould School under Barry Shiffman and Erika Raum.