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Dayeon Jang

Hometown:
Jeonju, South Korea

Education:
Sookmyung Women’s University, Bachelor of Music, 2023
Manhattan School of Music, Master of Music, 2025

Bio:
Born in Jeonju, South Korea, Dayeon Jang started playing violin at age six. Dayeon went to Jeonju Fine Art High School and graduated from Sookmyung Women’s University under the guidance of Eun Kyu Yoon. Besides solo performing, Dayeon is also active as a chamber musician, an orchestra musician, and an educator. Currently, Dayeon is studying for her master’s degree at Manhattan School of Music under the guidance of Luice Robert.

What inspired you to become a musician?
When I saw a violinist for the first time on TV at 6, I wanted to learn how to play the violin and it led me here. Also, it makes me happy when I play, and I want to make others happy with my music.

Name three of your favorite composers:
Dvorak, Cello concerto. It touches me a lot the melody and the deep sound.

What is an interesting fact about you and/or your instrument?
I have been looking to find my own violin for 2 years and when I met this violin that I am currently using I felt this is mine.

When taking a break from music-making, what is your favorite thing to do?
I like to go on a walk, go to the art exhibition.

Why did you choose the NRO?
I really wanted to visit Colorado since there are a lot of mountains. I wanted to learn more orchestra performing experience, expand my repertoire with different conductors. Also, I wanted to make new network with people from other schools and country. Since it is full scholarship, I was so happy that I can afford it. Thank you.