Born in Seoul, South Korea, violinist Ji Young An studied violin performance at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris with Olivier Charlier and Joanna Matkowska, awarded Premier Prix in 2007. An furthered her studies in violin performance at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music with Guillaume Sutre, graduating with her Master’s and Doctoral degrees. She has also studied closely with renowned violinists such as Maryvonne Le Dizes, Régis Pasquier, Movses Pogossian and Alexander Treger.
Since 2013, she has been the Associate Concertmaster with the San Bernardino Symphony, and in 2014 joined the Santa Barbara Symphony. She has been serving as Principal Second Violin with Opera Santa Barbara since 2015. An is also an active recording musician, performing in major movie and video game music sessions.
Passionate about teaching, An served as Visiting Lecturer in Violin at UCLA during the 2014 Winter Quarter, filling in for Prof. Movses Pogossian during his sabbatical. She has also been in demand as a chamber music coach at the Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences Elizabeth Mandell Music Institute (EMMI) since 2015. When not performing or teaching in school, An maintains a full private studio from home.