Hyelim Yoo - Violist
Korean Hyelim Yoo began playing the viola at the age of ten. In her hometown of Seoul, she studied at the Korean National University of Arts with Soon Wha Oh. At the age of 16, she made her first recordings.
In 2018, Hyelim came to Germany as a Bachelor student at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin with Prof.Walter Küssner.
Her numerous awards include the Audience Prize at the International Anton Rubinstein Competition in Düsseldorf 2017 and the Second Prize for Chamber Music (String Quartet) at the Hong Kong International Competition in Hong Kong.
She has also been sponsored as an art scholar by “Hyundai Auto”, which is known as a Korean automobile company, since 2018. In 2019/ 2021, she will receive the prize of the Förderverein der Carl Flesch Akademie e. V. in Baden Baden for the outstanding performance in the final concert of the Carl Flesch Akademie.
Hyelim Yoo has gained various orchestral experiences, among others in the Academy of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra Munich in the season 2021 to 2023. Further substitute engagements have taken her to orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam and Munich Philharmonic. Since the 23/24 season she has been playing in the viola section of the Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin.