Violinist Jae-In Shin has distinguished herself as one of the most promising artists, performing extensively throughout Europe, North America and Asia, since her concerto debut with one of the major orchestras in Korea at the age of 11. She has made further solo appearances with the Seoul Symphony, Port Angeles Symphony, UW Symphony, Daejeon Philharmonic, Sammamish Symphony, Seattle Philharmonic, and Washington Idaho Symphony and often performed live on local and national television and radio such as on KBS and King FM Radio.
Since the age of 4 Jae-In studied music at the Preparatory School of Korean National University of Arts, Yewon School, and Seoul Arts High School and received her bachelor’s degree in music at Yonsei University in Korea, Master’s degree at Yale University on full scholarship, and Doctoral degree at University of Washington. She studied with Dong-Suk Kang, Hyo Kang and, Ronald Patterson and appeared at the master classes by Gil Shaham, Nam-Yoon kim, Kurt Sassmannshaus, and Paul Kantor.
Throughout the world, Jae-In has won numerous competitions, including New York International Music Concours, the Korea-Germany Music Competition, the Baroque String Competition, LMC Solo Competition, the Carmel Instrumental Competition, American Protégé International Competition and has been a two-time winner of the Korean Music Society Competition. As an active soloist and chamber musician, Jae-In has concertized at Carnegie Hall in New York, Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Sunset Center in Carmel, Seoul Arts Center in Korea, Teatro Gayarre in Spain and more in Dajeon, Busan, Jeju: Korea, Courchevel: France, Gorizia: Italia, Hong Kong, Beijing: China.
She served a concertmaster in many orchestras throughout the country and also gave world premiere performances of works by many of today’s leading composers including Jordan Kuspa and Fay Kueen Wang. Besides, Jae-In is a passionate music educator and taught string players at Yale University, Bellevue High School and the Gloria Chamber Music Academy. A founding member of Bozarth Trio, Jae-In was also presented in Hi Seoul Festival, the Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival, the Parnassus Project, and has been involved in various musical projects beyond the classical world. Jae-In is now a concertmaster of Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra and lives in Seattle since 2010.