Violinist Hae-Young Ham, a member of the New York Philharmonic since 1986, last appeared as soloist with the Orchestra in 1991 with Erich Leinsdorf. As a winner of the Philharmonic’s Young Artists Competition in 1980, she was a soloist with Zubin Mehta. Ham has made solo appearances with the New Jersey Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, Ann Arbor Symphony, Bergen Philharmonic, Seoul Philharmonic, and Korea’s KBS Symphony.
Active in chamber music, Ham is a member of the New York Philharmonic Ensembles, with which she has performed in Europe, Korea, and the United States. Most recently, she participated in a chamber music residency in Hot Springs, Virginia, and in Germany’s Bahnhof Rolandseck Festival. Ham studied chamber music with Josef Gingold and Felix Galimir.
Ham has won top prizes in several national competitions in her native Korea as well as in the United States. At age 15, when her family immigrated to the United States, she continued her studies with Margaret Pardee in The Juilliard School’s Pre-College Division. Later, she went on to earn her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Juilliard.