Recent recipient of Masters of Music degree from the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, Yaesolji Shin is currently in her first candidacy year as a Doctorate of Musical Arts student at Stony Brook University in Long Island, NY. She began classical violin at the age of four in her hometown in South Korea, working with various professors at Sookmyung Women’s University and Ewha Womans University. After moving to Budapest, Hungary, in 2000, she continued her studies at the Liszt Academy’s Special School for Exceptional Young Talents (Előkészítő Tagozat) and completed her Bachelor of Arts from the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary, with the highest grade in performance. Throughout her studies, she has worked with some of the finest violin pedagogues, including Jennifer Frautschi, Phil Setzer, Soovin Kim, Esztér Perény, Abraham Márta, Herbert Greenberg, and Lynn Blakeslee; and was the recipient of the Howard Hansen Scholarship from the Eastman School of Music and the Peabody Scholarship from the Peabody Institute.
As a active solo and chamber/orchestral musician, she is a member of York Symphony Orchestra in York, PA and has been part of Contemporary Chamber Ensemble based in Stony Brook, NY for past two years. She has performed in numerous venues such as the Kistérem, Nador Térem, and Kamarzene Térem in Budapest, Hungary, the Leith Symington Griswold Hall in Baltimore, MD, and Staller Center Recital Hall in Stony Brook, NY.