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"From the first note, she inhabited the music. She showed incredible versatility in the sonata's dramatic contrasts, owning them completely with her self-assured stance..."

                                                The Strad Magazine, 2023


Described as "mesmerising: full of passion, imagination and daring" by the Times, South Korean violinist SongHa (Bielefeld, 2000) was named as the second prize winner of the Concours Musical International de Montréal 2023. Showing her notable musicality in late romantic period and contemporary works, SongHa was also awarded the Best Performance of an Imposed Canadian Work, Best Interpretation of a Sonata, and the Audience Choice Award. She is also a top prize winner in numerous major international violin competitions, such as Senior Menuhin Competition 2016, Premio Rudolfo Lipizer 2020 and Windsor Festival String Competition 2021.

In the season 2023/2024, SongHa makes her debut at the Berlin Philharmonie, Elbphilharmonie, Lotte Concert Hall, Seoul Arts Centre, Bucheon Art Centre and Daegu Concert House, as well as solo appearances at the Wiesbaden Kammermusik, Hamburg International Chamber Festival, Darmstadt Kammermusik Festival, Bickenbach Kammer Festival and Schiermonnikoog Festival. She will collaborate with esteemed orchestras such as KBS Symphony Orchestra, Bucheon Philharmonic Orchestra, Wurttembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbron and Changwon Philharmonic Orchestra.

SongHa has performed as a soloist with numerous orchestras, including Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, KBS Symphony Orchestra, Daegu Symphony Orchestra, Westminster Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica del Friuli Venezia Giulia, Barnet Symphony Orchestra, Yongin Philharmonic Orchestra and Sinfonia of Cambridge. She has recently given solo performances in venues including the Wigmore Hall, the Royal Festival Hall in London, Berliner Philharmonie Kammermusiksaal, Gstaad Chapel in Switzerland, Lojze Bratuz in Italy, the National Philharmonic Hall in Vilnius, and chamber performances and tours in venues such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Eglise Station in Verbier and the Alte Oper in Frankfurt.

She has been featured on numerous live media, including BBC Radio 3, BBC Art, Medici TV, Bulgarian National Radio, Classic FM, Euro Radio Channel and Concertgebouw Spiegelzaal Live Radio.

Festival highlights include solo and chamber appearances at the Gstaad Menuhin Festival in Switzerland, Tsinandali Festival in Georgia, Krzyżowa Festival in Poland, Varna Music Festival in Bulgaria, Keman Günleri Festival in Turkey, Davos World Economic Forum in Switzerland, Seoul Art Centre Summer Festival in Korea, Nume Festival in Italy, Pforte Festival in Austria, and Gower Festival in Wales. She also actively participated in Verbier Festival Academy, Kronberg Academy Violin Festival, Gstaad String Academy and Four Seasons Winter Workshops.

SongHa is currently studying at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin, in class of Professor Kolja Blacher, after graduating from the Yehudi Menuhin School in UK. Her current instrument and bow are generously on loan from the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben and Dr Hauber collection. 

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