Saturday, July 15, 2023

Aiden Yu | 2nd Prize | Violin | 10th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition


  Aiden Yu is 14 years old and resides in Chicago, USA.  He is currently studying with Davis King from the Music Institute of Chicago. 

     Aiden started violin at three years old and joined Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra at six years old.   He has won all three concerto competitions of CYSO by 14 years old.  He is currently the first chair of Violin II of Symphony Orchestras and sat Concertmaster of all previous five orchestras.  

     He is one of the four finalists of 2023 Crain-Maling Foundation CSO Young Artist Competition, and 

won first place in numerous violin competitions, including the 2022 Tokyo International Music Competition, the 2022 Charleston Contemporary Competition, the 2022 Concorso International “Citta di Villafranca VR”, the 2022 Quebec Competition, the 2022 Mimas Festival, the 2022 & 2020 Society of American Musicians Competitions (Intermediate & Junior Divisions), the 2021 Vivo International Competition, 2021 & 2019 Cremona International Competition for Strings (Intermediate & Junior Divisions), the 2021 Houston International Competition, the 2023 & 2020 DePaul Concerto Competition, the 2019 Music Competition in Honor of Confucius, and the 2019 International Brussels Grand Prize Virtuoso. He is also a laureate of the Enkor competition, Walgreens Concerto Competition, the Sejong competition and Singapore International Competition.

      Aiden made his first orchestral debut at age of 11 with the Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago. He has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York, Museo del Violino in Cremona, Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels and Sala Alida Ferrarini in Villafranca, Italy.