Yuri Namkung

Viola  Violin

Students & Online Coaching

Yuri coaches both individuals and ensembles at beginner, intermediate, and advanced playing levels. Yuri is open to online coaching sessions and lessons.

Background & Offerings

Yuri Namkung performs with the Long Island Baroque Ensemble, Crested Butte Music Festival in Colorado, on viola at the I/O Festival at Williams College, ChamberFest Vero Beach in Florida, and with the Talea Ensemble in L.A. playing Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire. She has performed in Panama at Frank Gehry’s Biodiversity Museum with UNESCO and Unicef Artist for Peace jazz pianist Danilo Perez, is Artistic Director and Creator of Intercambio de Musica Clasica at the Panama Jazz Festival and has taught on numerous occasions in Venezuela and in Colombia. Major solo appearances include performances with the Tonhalle-Orchestra Zurich, Filarmonica Joven de Colombia throughout Colombia and Brazil, Seattle Symphony, Northwest Chamber Orchestra, Spokane Bach Festival Orchestra with Gunther Schuller, Dubuque Symphony, Greenville Symphony, Wyoming Symphony, and Santa Maria Philharmonic. She has served on the music faculties of the University of Alabama and at the Interlochen Arts Academy from 2010-2013. Born in Seattle, Washington, Yuri is a graduate of Columbia University, the Juilliard School, and the New England Conservatory.

Adult Amateur Coaching Experience: Wellesley Composers Conference (2015-2017), Composers Conference at Brandeis University (2018), Bennington Chamber Music Conference (2018), Arts Ahimsa at Belvoir Terrace (2018), Private Year-Round throughout the Northeast Region.


  • Early Music
  • Standard Repertoire
  • I also enjoy being a playing coach



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