Ms Gayoung is a musician, music teacher, painter and well-rounded artist. She graduated from the Australian Institute of Music, majoring in violin. She has rich performance experience and teaching experience. Currently, she teaches violin and piano at Harmonie Music Centre.
Thanks to her participation in numerous orchestral tours, Ms Gayoung’s violin playing skills are becoming increasingly mature. Although her main track was classical music, she never stopped exploring other areas of music, such as jazz, rock and heavy metal.
At the age of 21, she left her country of birth South Korea for India. Throwing herself into the unknown wilderness of India, everything that was to eventuate from this decision was analogous to “the hero’s journey” described by Joseph Campbell. After leaving South Korea, Gayoung has never looked back and since then has traveled to over 20 countries spending several years in India, Nepal, Thailand and Australia.
Already an accomplished pianist and gayageum player (traditional Korean instrument), it was in Varanasi, India that Gayoung discovered her passion and talent for violin. She lived in Varanasi studying violin in the Indian style of Raga. Her study of Indian Raga was complemented by traditional violin tuition completed in Australia, which led to numerous orchestra appearances on the violin and teaching children music.
The rapid growth of Gayoung’s talent playing violin continues as she has played in orchestras in Asia. As a classical musician, her love for music is not limited to any particular genre, as she continues to explore her musicianship in the differing genres of alternative, jazz, rock and heavy metal.
Gayoung believes that art is an outlet for the spirit to shine, and should not be bound to historical genre. This lucidity of art is reflected into her paintings which conjure up a feeling of awe and mystery.
She spends her time between Asia and Australia painting, playing and teaching music.