Flutist Jihoon Shin '09MM was the unanimous choice for first prize in the second Severino Gazzelloni International Flute Competition. The event was held August 26–31, 2013 in Roccasecca, Italy.
The first prize of a €2,000 scholarship also includes a medallion, a Salvatore Faulisi headjoint, a CD contract with Falaut, and an interview in Falaut magazine. The CD will be distributed via the magazine. In addition, Shin will perform recitals at five Italian festivals: Falaut Festival (Napoli), La societa dei concerti (Milano), Emilia Romagna Festival (Bologna), Severino Gazzelloni Festival (Roccasecca), and the Musicamica Festival (Genova).
Jihoon Shin, from Seoul, South Korea, received her Master of Music degree in 2009 from the Yale School of Music, where she studied with Ransom Wilson. Her other principal teachers have include SoYoung Lee, Karl-Heinz Schuetz, and Jean-Claude Gerard.
She has won first prizes in the Young Artist Competition of the National Flute Association (2011), the Friedrich Kuhlau International Flute Competition (2005), and the Volos Flute Meeting International Competition (2006). Shin also received awards at the seventh Kobe International Flute Competition (2005) and the Jean-Pierre Rampal International Flute Competition (2008).
As an international solo artist, Jihoon Shin has performed with the Wonju Philharmonic Orchestra, Madri Chamber Ensemble, and Volgograd Soloists Orchestra. In addition, she has performed numerous recitals throughout South Korea, Europe, and the United States.