**Gigmasters Award Winner Best of 2017, 2016 and 2015 (every year on Gigmasters)! Over fifteen years professional experience. Masters degree in Violin Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.**
William Yun is an award winning professional violinist who performs regularly as a solo violinist and chamber/orchestral musician throughout Southern California. He is available for all types of performance - weddings, concerts, engagements, special occasions, parties, company/corporate/private events, memorial services, studio/session recordings (including arranging string parts), etc.
William received a Masters degree in Violin Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he was awarded a Conservatory Scholarship, and B.A from UC Berkeley graduating with High Honors. William has served as concertmaster and performed as a soloist with numerous symphonies, including in the Sydney Opera House, Orange County Performing Arts Center, and San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall. He also performs professionally with string ensembles (duos, trios, quartets) and orchestras for all types of events.
William loves performing music for others. He always aims to please the audience and leave them happy. William happily works and communicates with you to prepare and make sure you are ecstatic with his music service.
William plays well-known, popular classical, romantic and popular jazz standards, and pop/modern up to the present, virtually all from memory. He also enjoys taking special requests - most of his Youtube video samples are by request!
In addition to solo performance, William can also put together duos (2 violins, violin and guitar, violin and cello), string trio or quartet if needed for your event. Please contact for more information on the Jopa String Quartet. Classical to jazz to pop/modern, performing throughout Southern California and beyond.
Note regarding Booking: While William does contract with other performing groups and remains featured on other contractor's sites in videos and marketing, first priority will always be given to bookings made via Gigmasters, or directly via William's website or with the Jopa String Quartet. Additionally, all fees go directly to the musician(s), so we do not need to tack on manager or administrative fees to the client (some less than scrupulous managers charge up to 40%!).
Note regarding Calendar: William's Calendar on his Gigmasters profile only reflects bookings made on Gigmasters and not via William Yun or Jopa String Quartet's websites. To guarantee William performs for you, please book directly with Gigmasters or his website. Please plan ahead and book early, as dates fill up fairly quickly!
Note regarding Authenticity of Video/Audio Samples: Please be aware that Gigmasters apparently does not screen for authenticity of audio samples, as well as audio in videos. To ensure accuracy of sound and presentation, William's profile features only video samples. William's video samples are filmed using simply an iPhone with built-in microphone (no external mic attached) and zero post production editing, remastering or enhancing of sound. This is to provide peace of mind that what you hear is what you will get (and nothing beats live sound so hopefully better)!
Thank you for reading and best wishes!
SAMPLE REVIEWS (from 2014 prior to joining Gigmasters):
From: Rashel A.
To: William Yun
Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 10:47 AM
Subject: Re: Wedding event
What can I say? You were true to your words....you played your heart out and I know the ceremony was spectacular because of it. I am still receiving compliments and I can't thank you enough. The violin was such a perfect addition to the service and Paul & I were absolutely thrilled as were all of our guests. If you ever need a reference, feel free to ask-it would be my honor.
Thank you again.
From: Sara N.
To: William Yun
Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2013 7:36 PM
Subject: Re: Professional Violinist For Weddings, Special Occasions -Masters Degree
I hope you are well!! You were so wonderful that I will be coming back to you for life...
I am getting married on ***** in Beverly Hills. I need music for my ceremony […] Thanks so much and looking fwd to hearing from you.
*****Please see most recent Gigmasters reviews below, and additional reviews and longer videos on William Yun and the Jopa String Quartet's websites. Thank you for reading!!*****