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Livia Yon Sohn (Lecturer)

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Personal bio
LIVIA SOHN started playing the violin at the age of five, and by age seven was accepted into the Juilliard Pre-College Division to study with the legendary Dorothy DeLay and Hyo Kang. At the age of thirteen she won First Prize in the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition. Livia gave her first public performance when she was 8, and her career now has included solo appearances with over 80 orchestras on five continents. As a guest soloist she has performed with such orchestras as the Seattle Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Boston Pops, Pittsburgh Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Edmonton Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, and Aspen Festival Orchestra. This season saw Livia performing repertoire ranging from Bruch Concerto to Ned Rorem Concerto. A live recording of Britten Concerto with the Orchestra del Teatro Marrucino di Chieti is scheduled to be released next year. Upcoming concerts for the coming season include appearances in Chicago, Toronto, Madrid, and Budapest. Abroad, she has appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras including Cologne Philharmonic, Iceland Symphony, Auckland Philharmonia, Budapest Philharmonic, Mexico City Philharmonic, Korean Broadcast Symphony, and Czech National Symphony. She has worked with many eminent conductors, including Yehudi Menuhin, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, James DePreist, Gerard Schwarz, Sidney Harth, William Eddins, Myung-Whun Chung, Jane Glover, and Jorge Mester. Equally active as a chamber musician, Livia has been a guest artist at Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival in Finland, Cartagena International Music Festival in Colombia, Spoleto USA Festival, Newport Music Festival, Caramoor International Music Festival, Brevard Festival, Maverick Concerts, Bay Chamber Concerts, Pender Harbour Music Festival, Festival of the Sound in Canada, Prince Albert Music Festival in Hawaii, and Festival de San Miguel dâ??Allende in Mexico. Livia has appeared as recitalist in dozens of cities, including New York City's Mostly Mozart Festival, Chicago's Ravinia Festival, Bostonâ??s Jordon Hall and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Washington D.C.â??s National Gallery of Art, Atlantaâ??s Gwinnet Performing Arts Center, Cincinnati's Xavier University, and South Carolina's Peace Center for the Performing Arts. Livia plays on a J.B. Guadagnini violin crafted in 1770 and a 2006 Samuel Zygmuntowicz, and is currently on faculty at the Music Department of Stanford University. She has two CDs, "Miracles and Mud" and "Opera Fantasies", released on Naxos.

Currently teaching
MUSIC 274A: Advanced Violin (Autumn, Winter, Spring)
MUSIC 174A: Violin (Autumn, Winter, Spring)
MUSIC 179Z: Applied Music Private Lessons (Autumn, Winter, Spring)
MUSIC 171: Chamber Music (Autumn, Winter, Spring)
MUSIC 171Z: Chamber Music (Autumn, Winter, Spring)
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