Dr Sun-Young Gemma Shin is an active performer on both Baroque and modern violin as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestra leader. A former Fellow and concertmaster of the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra in Alabama and presently associate concertmaster of the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, Shin also performs with the Baroque ensemble Concerto Urbano (Charlotte Mattax Moersch, director), and Sinfonia da Camera (Ian Hobson, director).
She has collaborated with the St. Petersburg Quartet, the Pacifica Quartet, and has performed at major concert venues such as the Seoul Arts Center, the Sejong Center, the Getty Center in Los Angeles, Symphony Center in Chicago, and Carnegie Hall, among others. Sun-Young Gemma Shin has taught at Illinois State University, Illinois Wesleyan University and Huntingdon College, and her former students hold positions in professional orchestras around the United States. She earned degrees from Oberlin College, Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign under the tutelage of Roland and Almita Vamos, Gregory Fulkerson and Simin Ganatra.