Tongyeong - ISANGYUN Competition

The ISANGYUN Competition is held in remembrance of renowned Korean composer Isang Yun (1917-1995), with the aim of supporting emerging international soloists and promoting cultural exchange among nations. 

And the Competition is held every year alternately in three categories: Piano, Violin, Cello.



2024 / Violin

This year's Violin edition will take place from November 2 to 10 in Tongyeong Concert Hall, South Korea. It's open to violinists of all nationalities, born between November 1, 1994, and October 31, 2009. Applications are to be received by July 31, 2024. 
Applications are open at:

To support the young violinists who have great potential, the ISANGYUN Competition will cover the costs of round-trip airfare and accommodations fee for participants selected for the First Round.

We are looking forward to attending prominent young violinists from around the world!


July 31                Application Deadline
August 30           Notification of Acceptance                            
November 2        Registration & Drawing of lots  
November 3-4     First Round
November 6-7     Second Round
November 9        Final Round with Orchestra & Awards Ceremony
November 10       Winners’ Concert

Mihaela Martin, Chairperson (Romania)
Christian Altenburger (Austria)
Martin Beaver (Canada)
Michiko Kamiya (Japan)
Ida Kavafian (U.S.A.)
Hyuna Kim (Korea)
Sung-Ju Lee (Korea)
Douglas Sheldon (U.S.A.)
Weidong Tong (China)


First Prize              KRW  30,000,000
Second Prize                 KRW  20,000,000
Third Prize              KRW  10,000,000
Fourth Prize                 KRW    5,000,000
Isang Yun Special Prize          KRW    5,000,000
Seong-Yawng Park Special Prize       KRW    2,000,000
UNESCO City of Music Special Prize   KRW    2,000,000


The First Prize winner will be given the opportunity to perform at the 'Orchestra Festival' hosted by the Seoul Arts Center, ‘Music in PyeongChang’ hosted by the Gangwon Art & Culture Foundation, and the ‘DMZ OPEN Festival hosted by the Gyeonggi Tourism Organization. Winners will be given opportunities to perform with the Busan Philharmonic Orchestra and the Gwangju Symphony Orchestra.


Eunjung Jang
38, Keunbalgae 1-gil
Tongyeong-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
South Korea

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