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Byul (Bella) Seo

Second Violin

Musician Bio

Byul “Bella” Seo, born in Daejeon, South Korea, joined the
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in 2020. She was the winner of
the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Concerto
Competition, and subsequently performed the Brahms Violin
Concerto with the Concert Orchestra under the baton of Maestro
Thomas Wilkins. She was also awarded 1st prize in the Segye Times
Competition and Seoul Arts College Competition. She won top
prizes in the Korea-Germany Brahms Association Competition and
Sung Jung Music Competition. She has served as guest Principal
Second violinist in the Daejeon Philharmonic in Korea, and has
performed as soloist with the Daejeon Philharmonic and Premier
Philharmonic Orchestra. As a chamber musician, she has performed
in the Seoul Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra. She also has attended the
Aspen Music Festival as a Fellow where she studied with Sylvia
Rosenberg and Almita Vamos. She has participated in masterclasses
with Pamela Frank, Noah Bendix-Balgley, Erin Keefe, Jonathan
Feldman, and Young-uk Kim.
She received her bachelor’s degree from Seoul National University
under the guidance of Prof. Kyung-Sun Lee. She holds a Master’s
Degree and Performance Diploma from Indiana University Jacobs
School of Music, where she studied with Prof. Simin Ganatra.

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