Jinan Laurentia Woo South Korea, 13, Junior

Jinan Laurentia Woo is a 7th grader at Harvard-Westlake School and Honors Merit Scholarship fellow at the Colburn School, where she studies with Robert Lipsett and Fabiola Kim. She was admitted to the junior division of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts at four years old, where she studied with Michael Ma and Maria Jee. Jinan made her solo concert debut at ten years old at a performance sponsored by the Kumho Asiana Cultural Foundation. Jinan has taken part in various music festivals, including the Innsbrook Institute, Centre Stage Strings and the Aspen Music Festival and School. In 2019, she won 1st Prize at the Zhuhai International Mozart Competition for Young Musicians.

“The Menuhin Competition is so special to me. I always looked up to how Lord Menuhin helped people in need with music, such as setting up a school for people to get music education, and playing for those in need during World War II. I am looking forward to sharing Lord Menuhin's philosophy of music on an international musical platform like the Menuhin Competition Richmond 2020. ”