CMS Two Member

Danbi Um


Danbi Um Photo credit: Ah-Hyun Cho

The Strad calls violinist Danbi Um “utterly dazzling,” with “a marvelous show of superb technique.” She has appeared as soloist with the Israel Symphony, Auckland Philharmonic, Herzliya Chamber Symphony, Vermont Symphony, and Dartmouth Symphony, and in such venues as the Kennedy Center, Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center, Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Kumho Arts Hall in Seoul, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and in Bennett-Gordon Hall at the Ravinia Festival. She is a winner of Astral Artists’ 2015 National Auditions, and a current member of Chamber Music Society Two. Festival appearances include the Marlboro, Ravinia, Music@Menlo, Yellow Barn, Moab, Caramoor, North Shore, and Moritzburg chamber music festivals. At Music@Menlo, she recently performed a recital on its Carte Blanche Concerts series. In April 2018, she will give her CMS recital debut in Lincoln Center’s Rose Studio with Orion Weiss, and she also appears with Weiss in Philadelphia in recitals for “Morning Musicales,” and at the American Philosophical Society. Other upcoming events include recitals at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC, and with the Palm Beach Chamber Music Society. Ms. Um graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the Curtis Institute of Music. She also holds an artist diploma from Indiana University, and her teachers have included Shmuel Ashkenasi, Joseph Silverstein, Jaime Laredo, and Hagai Shaham. She plays a 1683 “ex-Petschek” Nicolò Amati violin, on loan from a private collection.