Poster Violinist Danbi Um
Violinist Danbi Um
Photo: Marco Borggreve
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Danbi Um

Danbi Um was ten years old when her mom took her to Philadelphia to play her violin for a few people. She didn't know that her casual performance was an audition for one of the top schools of music in the world. Violinist Danbi Um talks about her life-changing audition on this episode of Performance Today.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde 5. Der Trunkene im Fruhling
Brennen Guillory, tenor; Orchestra of the Swan; Kenneth Woods, conductor
Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde and Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen
Somm 109

Franz Schubert: String Quartet No. 13 in A minor, Op. 29, D. 804, "Rosamunde": Movement 1
The Dover Quartet: Joel Link, violin; Bryan Lee, violin; Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola; Camden Shaw, cello
Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul, MN

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D major "Titan": Movements 1-2
Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra; Donald Runnicles, conductor
Grand Teton Music Festival, Walk Festival Hall, Jackson Hole, WY

Jeno Hubay: Scenes de la Csarda No. 3, Op. 18
Danbi Um, violin; Juho Pohjonen, piano
Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, Rosarian Academy, West Palm Beach, FL

Hour 2

Richard Strauss: The Bourgeois Gentleman Suite: Entrance and Dance of the Tailors
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Strauss: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Divertimento After Couperin
Deutsche Grammophon 435871

Franz Schubert: Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 100: Movements 3-4
Pedja Muzijevic, piano; Livia Sohn, violin; Joshua Roman, cello
Chamber Music Series at Spoleto Festival USA, South Carolina Public Radio, Dock Street Theater, Charleston, SC

Richard Strauss: Dance of the Seven Veils from "Salome"
National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic; JoAnn Falletta, conductor
National Orchestral Institute + Festival, Elsie & Marvin Dekelboum Concert Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Dan Visconti: Legendary Love (in honor of Christian Kidd)
ROCO, St. John the Divine Church, Houston, TX

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