Grace Youn

Violin Teacher

Grace Youn

SAA Member


Austin, TX
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A native of Tacoma, Washington, Grace began violin studies at age 7. She earned her Artist Diploma and  Master of Music degree in Performance from the University of Texas – Austin, studying under Professor Brian Lewis, and her Bachelor of Music degree in Performance from the University of Puget Sound, studying under Dr. Maria Sampen.

Her performing engagements have taken her across the United States, with performances in Seattle/Tacoma, Denver, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, Honolulu, Chicago, Formula 1,and South by Southwest. She has performed with Conspirare, the Balcones Community Orchestra, Montecito International Music Festival Orchestra, Austin Civic Orchestra, the University of Puget Sound Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, and the Tacoma Youth Symphony. Grace was a prize winner in the Texas Rising Stars Competition, the Beatrice Hermann Young Artist Competition,the International Rockin’ Fiddle Challenge, and the Music Teachers National Association Young Artist Competition.

In 2011, Grace launched her YouTube channel, graceyounviolin, where she explores various musical genres, combing classical traditions and techniques with other musical styles. Her videos have accumulated thousands of subscribers and millions of views. She has worked and collaborated with many artists and was featured in the Katy Perry documentary, Part of Me. Grace is on faculty at the Austin Suzuki Music School and Huston-Tillotson University.