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Dong-Yun Shankle

Dong-Yun Shankle

Dong-Yun K. Shankle is a member of Belmont’s faculty woodwind quintet and is teaching Bassoon at Belmont, Trevecca, and Campbellsville Universities. She has also taught at Western Kentucky University.  She is the principal bassoonist in the Paducah Symphony Orchestra, and Parthenon Chamber Orchestra.

Dong-Yun has had a distinguished career as a symphony bassoonist, recording artist, chamber musician, and soloist with orchestras in Asia, Europe, Russia and America.

She worked in the Seoul KBS Symphony Orchestra in Korea for twelve years. She also served as principal bassoon in Busan Philharmonic Orchestra for seven years. During that time Dong-Yun was also the principal bassoonist of the Asian Six Nations Orchestra in Fukuoka, Japan for four years

She has appeared as a soloist with the Russia St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra, Bulgaria Sofia Chamber Orchestra, Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra, Paducah Symphony Orchestra and many other orchestras all over Asia and Europe. Dong-Yun had the honor of playing principal bassoon in some of the world's greatest concert halls such as: Carnegie Hall in New York, Kennedy Hall in Washington DC, Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Esplanade Concert Hall in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur Hall in Malaysian. Also, she performed recitals with internationally known performers such as Emmanuel Abbuel (Oboist/London Philharmonic), Kirill Sokolov (St. Petersburg Philharmonic), Otto Eifert (Cincinnati Symphony), Valeri Popov (Moscow Symphony), and many more.

Dong-Yun graduated from Daegu Catholic University, where she received a Bachelors and Master’s Degree in Bassoon Performance and Music Education. After that, she studied in Holland for a Performance Soloist Degree from the Rotterdam Conservatorium. While in school she won the prestigious Seoul Dong-A International Music Competition. Dong-Yun has 3 solo CDs on the Sung-Eum label. Her CD’s have received favorable reviews from Ron Klimko of the IDRS.

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