Kyungah Oh

First Violin

Kyung Ah Oh, a distinguished South Korean violinist, captivated audiences with her mesmerizing performances at the esteemed 2019 Queen Elisabeth Violin Competition in Brussels. Praised for her “water-like, smooth, deliciously crafted phrases” and “rich, dark lower range” by Classical Voice of North Carolina, Oh is swiftly emerging as a rising star in the classical music scene.

Oh has collaborated with acclaimed artists such as cellist Camden Shaw of the Dover Quartet, violist Jennifer Stum, cellist Mathhew Zalkind, and Anton Nel. She showcased her talent at the Inaugural Dean’s Master Class with Peter Oundjian and delivered a stunning rendition of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons as a soloist alongside violinists Jinjoo Cho, Min Jeong Koh, and Barry Shiffman at the Inaugural RCM Violin Symposium.

Oh has achieved a string of prestigious accolades, including invitations to renowned competitions such as participation in the George Enescu Violin Competition and the Seoul, and Menuhin violin competitions. She has also garnered top honors at competitions such as the New York International Artist Competition and the Lewisville International String Competition.

Her musical journey began in 2013 when she made her concerto debut at Severance Hall after winning the Cleveland Institute of Music Concerto Competition. Since then, Oh has had a number of solo engagements, including performances with the CIM Chamber Orchestra and a highly acclaimed debut with the Asheville Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Daniel Meyer. She has also performed at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in a debut solo recital that resonated with her audience and recently, she debuted with Royal Conservatory of Music Orchestra in Koerner Hall under the conductor Earl Lee in Toronto.

In 2024, Kyung Ah Oh joined the esteemed first violin section of the Milwaukee Symphony, further solidifying her position as one of the most promising talents in the classical music world.