Joo Young Oh is one of the most established multi-grounded violinists of our time. He earned his first international recognition at the age of fourteen when he became the Winner of the 1996 Young Concert Artists International Auditions held in New York.
A native of Jinju, South Korea, he has been active as a soloist performing worldwide, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Colorado Symphony, San Jose Symphony, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic, Hungarian Chamber Orchestra, Prague Radio Symphony, Ukraine National Orchestra, Poland National Symphony, Salzburger Kammer-Philharmonie, Tacoma Symphony Orchestra, Aspen Music Festival Orchestra, Los Angeles Theater Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic and KBS Symphony Orchestra among many various ensembles. He has performed recitals and made solo appearances at the Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York, Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles, the Performing Arts Center in Washington DC, Wigmore Hall in London, Dvorak Hall in Prague, Grand Hall in St. Petersburg, and Opera City Concert Hall in Tokyo, among many different venues around the world.
He has studied with the late Dorothy DeLay, Zahkar Bron, Hyo Kang, Stephen Clapp, Glenn Dicterow (former Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic), and Lisa Kim (Associate Principal of the New York Philharmonic). He received Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from The Juilliard School, and a Degree in Orchestra Performances from the Manhattan School of Music. He joined the New York Philharmonic as one of their tenured-violinists in 2010. Recently, he has been appointed as the Concertmaster of Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra and continues to be active as a concert violinist worldwide.