Strings 2019:   May 16th – 18th at Muttart Hall, Alberta College

Sonya Shin, Violin

Edmonton, AB

2017 Shean Strings Competition Winner Alice Lee, Vioion.

Korean-Canadian violinist, Sonya Shin, started her violin studies at the age of five with Anne McDougall, and is currently studying with Robert Uchida, Concertmaster of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. She has participated in many local, provincial, and national competitions over the past twelve years.

Ms. Shin is a three-time Canadian Music Competition finalist, and received a scholarship for her performance in 2012. For two seasons, Ms. Shin was the concertmistress of the Edmonton Intermediate Youth Orchestra, and is currently the Concertmistress of the Senior EYO. She has received numerous of scholarships from EYO for her contribution to the orchestra and her auditions. In 2013 and 2015, she was a Northern Alberta Concerto Competition finalist. During the summer of 2014, Ms. Shin attended Morningside Music Bridge, a program for young musicians internationally. The year after, she participated in the Casalmaggiore International Music Festival in Italy. In the summer of 2017, she participated in the National Arts Centre – Young Artists Program and played for many well respected artists. Ms. Shin has received scholarships from the Korean Canadian Foundation, the Alexandra M. Munn Scholarships, and The O'Neill Foundation. Ms. Shin performed the Haydn Violin Concerto in C Major with the Edmonton Chamber Orchestra under Lidia Khaner. This summer, Ms. Shin attended the Aspen Music Festival. Ms. Shin has played for many international pedagogues such as Patinka Kopec, Grigory Kalinovsky, Andrew Dawes, Taras Gabora, Andrew Wan, Masao Kawasaki, and Jonathan Crow.

Ms. Shin also studied piano with Zuzana Šimurdová. Aside from music, she enjoys photography, traveling, hiking, and cooking. She is a Grade 12 student at Strathcona High School. Ms. Shin hopes to pursue music as a soloist, chamber musician, and teacher.

2019 Strings Competitors

Alison Kim Angela Ryu Rebecca Weger Sonya Shin Teresa Wang Tiffany Yenung

Important Information

  • The application process for The Shean Strings Competition 2019 is now closed.
  • We received many applications, and have selected our competitors.
  • Strings Brochures are available on the download page.