The 10th Daewon Music Awards Laureates
The Grand Prize: Min Kim (Violin, Conduct)
Min Kim was appointed to the faculty at College of Music, Seoul National University and took over the leadership of the Korean Chamber Orchestra in 1979. In his capacity as a music director, he has led the KCO to one of the most successful chamber orchestras in Korea. He is the first Korean presented the appreciation plaque from Wolfgang Wagner, Director of the Bayreuth Festival for his consecutive 20 years of participation in the festival. He served as Dean of the College of Music at Seoul National University for six years (1999-2005). Currently he is an emeritus professor at Seoul National University, a member of the National Academy of Arts in Korea and also serving as a music director of Korean Chamber Orchestra & an artistic director of Seoul International Music Festival.


The Special Contribtion Prize: Soo-jung Shin (Piano)
Since her debut at the age of 14 performing a Mozart piano concerto with the Navy Orchestra(today's Seoul Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra), she has played with many orchestras including the London Philharmonic, Berlin Chamber Orchestra, Munich Chamber Orchestra and so on. Soo Jung Shin has been on the juries of the many International Competitions. She taught at the Vienna Music Seminar and is a co-director of the Yeum Piano Festival. She is a recipient of the Korean Academy of Arts Award and the Medal of Honor(Okkwan) of Republic of Korea. At the age of 26 she became the youngest faculty member in the College of Music, Seoul National University.
She has served as the Dean of the College of Music, Seoul National University. She is leading an active musical life as a teacher and performer.

The New Artist Prize: Ji-young Lim
Lim with no overseas training has won the grand prize of the 2015 Queen Elisabeth Music Competition, which comes with a cash prize and a four-year loan of the “Huggins” Stradivarius violin, made in 1708. Lim is the first Korean violinist ever to win the highest honor at the competition. She studies with Nam-Yun Kim at Korea National University of the Arts. Besides the prestigious win in Belgium, she has succeeded in several other competitions. In 2013 she won first prize at the International Euroasia Music Competition in Japan as well as the MIMC prize at the International Music Competition in Indianapolis, where she was additionally awarded the special Mozart Prize.
Lim has performed in the United States, Canada, Japan, Korea, Germany and Switzerland, in addition to Belgium, with, among others, Maxim Vengerov and Joell Smirnoff. In 2015 she debuts with the Carmel Symphony Orchestra in Indianapolis.