A native of Busan, South Korea, violinist is an active soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player both in the United States and South Korea. She was appointed by Riccardo Muti to the Chicago Symphony in 2012.
Having received numerous competition awards including first prize in the Busan Music Association Competition and gold medal in the Se-Jong University Competition, she has also been the recipient of scholarships, including the Joseph Fuchs scholarship, the Knafel Askin Violin scholarship, and the Samuel Gardner grant.
As soloist, Ms. Bae performed Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with the Stony Brook Symphony in the 2012/13 season. As chamber musician, she has collaborated with artists Colin Carr, Tina Dahl, and members of the Emerson Quartet.
In the past, she has performed with the New York City Ballet Orchestra and the New World Symphony Orchestra. She has also toured Europe and China with the Juilliard Orchestra.
Ms. Bae has participated in festivals over the years including Aspen and Music Academy of the West where she was a fellowship recipient.
At age 18, she was honored with the rare distinction of early admission to Seoul National University. She obtained both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the Juilliard School, where she was a student of Stephen Clapp and Sylvia Rosenberg. She is currently pursuing her doctorate as a full-scholarship student and violin teaching assistant at Stony Brook University.