The President’s Award was instituted in 2013 by HRH The Prince of Wales in celebration of his 20th year as President of the RCM, to honour a student for outstanding work in the community. This year it was presented to violinist Joo Yeon Sir who has passionately shared her musical gift with residents at St Wilfrid’s Care Home and others across the capital.
A video about her work is available to watch on the RCM YouTube channel.
In addition, Joo Yeon has recently been selected as one of seven 2014 winners of the Making Music Award for Young Concert Artists. This prize is awarded annually to some of the most talented classical vocalists and instrumentalists living in the UK. Now in its 53rd year, it has helped kick-start the careers of artists including Steven Isserlis, Elizabeth Banks and Craig Ogden.
Joo Yeon Sir was a pupil of The Purcell School from 2000 to 2008, studying the violin with Felix Andrievsky.