17 year old Australian violinist, Yebin Yoo has been awarded 1st prize at the 2017 Australian National Youth Concerto Competition – in Brisbane, Australia.
The Australian NYCC is widely regarded as the most significant development prize for Australian string soloists 17 years and younger – with previous winners including VC Artists Ray Chen and Suyeon Kang.
A student of Dr Robin Wilson at the Australian National Academy of Music, Yebin was also awarded 1st prize at the 2016 Gisborne International Music Competition, in New Zealand.
She will receive AUD $3000.
The Australian National Youth Concerto Competition was established by conductor John Curro and the Queensland Youth Orchestras in 1976 to encourage the development of outstanding young Australian string players.
This year’s judges also commended 14 year old cellist Benett Tsai and 16 year old violinist Emmalena Hunning on the outstanding level of this year’s competition.