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Violinist Danbi Um Plays Korngold, Brahms, and Wagner: Live from the WRTI 90.1 Performance Studio:

Praised for her "superb technique" and "mesmerizing grace" (New York Classical Review), violinist Danbi Um visited WRTI on January 25, 2019 to play highlights from her upcoming Philadelphia recital and chat with WRTI's Susan Lewis. 

Watch the performance recorded live on WRTI's Facebook page.

WRTI Program:

Korngold: Much Ado About Nothing, movement 1

Brahms: Sonata in G Major, movement 1

Wagner: Albumblatt


Danbi is a winner of Astral's 2015 National Auditions, and will give her Philadelphia recital on Sunday, January 27th at 3 pm at the American Philosophical Society. 

Born in Seoul, Korea, Danbi Um entered The Curtis Institute of Music at the age of 10, where she earned a bachelor's degree. She also holds an Artist Diploma from Indiana University. 

Danbiperforms with orchestras, in recital and in chamber music concerts. A member of CMS (Chamber Music Society) Two of Lincoln Center, and a violinist with the Escher String Quartet, she recently won a 2018 Salon de Virtuosi Career Grant as well as Third Prize in the 2018 Naumburg International Violin Competition.

She has been soloist with the Israel Symphony, Auckland Philharmonic, Vermont Symphony, Herzliya Chamber Orchestra, and the Dartmouth Symphony, and has appeared in recital and in chamber music performances in the Kennedy Center, Kimmel Center, Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Chicago's Harris Theatre, and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

She tours frequently with "Musicians from Marlboro", and has participated in a variety of music festivals. 

Danbi's Astral recital is Sunday, January 27th at 3 pm at the American Philosophical Society in Benjamin Franklin Hall, 427 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. She performs with Amy Yang on Piano.

Recital Program: Korngold: Much Ado About Nothing Suite, Op. II; Enescu: Violin Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Op. 25, "dans le caractre populaire roumain"; Brahms: Sonata No. 1 in G Major, op. 78; Wagner: Albumblatt (arr. by Wilhelmj); Kreisler: Viennese Rhapsodic Fantasietta

Astral, based in Philadelphia, is a nonprofit intensive mentoring program that specializes in developing the early careers of extraordinary classical musicians.

Susan writes and produces stories about music and the arts. She’s host and producer of WRTI’s TIME IN online interview series, and contributes weekly intermission interviews for The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert series. She’s also been a regular host of WRTI’s Live from the Performance Studio sessions.