Chi Young Song (he/him/his), violinist and educator, has engaged with audiences throughout Asia, North America, and Europe. A passionate collaborator in both orchestral and chamber music, Chi Young is frequently invited to lead and perform with various ensembles and orchestras throughout the United States. As a recitalist, he is committed to putting into dialogue the works of marginalized and underrepresented composers within traditional repertoire. 

Chi Young is currently Assistant Professor of Violin and Viola/Coordinator of Strings at Arkansas State University. Born in South Korea, Chi Young received his training at The Boston Conservatory under the tutelage of world-renowned violinists Joseph Silverstein and Ronan Lefkowitz.


Earl Kim & Isang Yun

Release Date: November 12, 2021
Catalog Number: NV6387
21st Century
Solo Instrumental
On EARL KIM & ISANG YUN, violinist Chi Young Song presents complete works for solo violin by the titular composers, each of whom are of Korean heritage. Blurring the lines between Western musical heritage and traditional Korean music, each piece exhibits the crosscultural and borderless qualities of music. On 12 Caprices for Solo Violin, Chi Young tackles technical, intimate passages rooted in Western standards. The three works by Yun—written after his exile to Germany—make apt use of ornamental gestures, Korean folk music, and Taoist principles to harken back to the composer’s heritage.