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Dong-Yun Shankle

Dong-Yun Shankle

Dong-Yun K. Shankle is an adjunct bassoon professor at Belmont and Trevecca Universities. She is a member of Belmont’s faculty woodwind quintet. She has also taught at Western Kentucky and Campbellsville Universities. She is the principal bassoonist in the Paducah Symphony Orchestra, and Parthenon Chamber Orchestra. She has also been principal in Orchestra Kentucky, Jackson Symphony, Owensboro Symphony and Western Kentucky.

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.

During her 20 year career in Korea, she has worked in the Seoul KBS Symphony Orchestra. She was the principal bassoonist in the Busan Philharmonic Orchestra and the Asian Six Nations Orchestra in Fukuoka, Japan.

She has appeared as a soloist with the Russia St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra, Sofia Orchestra both in Bulgaria, Seoul KBS Chamber Orchestra, Busan Philharmonic Orchestra, Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra, Paducah Symphony Orchestra and many other orchestras all over Asia, Europe and America.

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 Center 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 (Principal Oboist/London Philharmonic), Kirill Sokolov (Principal bassoon/St.Petersburg Philharmonic), Valeri Popov (Principal bassoon/Moscow Symphony), Otto Eifert (Principal Bassoonn/Cincinnati 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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