About

Dongbin Shin brings a wealth of experience to his art of violin performance. Born to a musical family, he started piano at the age of five before switching to violin. As teenage professional musicians playing at government meetings and festivals, the string trio he has formed with his two sisters garnered attention from the local media, including the King5.

A concert soloist, Dongbin gives concerts home and abroad. He has previously served as the concertmaster at the Hartt Symphony Orchestra and the Waterbury Chorale. Dongbin is also an avid chamber musician with chamber music experience from age of 15 as a member of the Shin Trio. Dongbin was appointed as the violin technique class instructor at The Hartt School in 2012. Dongbin teaches at local private schools as well as his private home studio.

News and events


July 19, 2020

Bach Double Concerto with the
Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra

July 20~21, 2019

Japan Tour for
Summer Break Concert and
Yu-Suzumi Concert in Tokyo

January 6, 2019

Dongbin Shin & Yeji Kim Duo
Winter Concert in West Hartford, CT

Private lessons

Teaching Philosophy

In addition to gaining expertise in the techniques in violin playing, students in Dongbin Shin Violin Studio will be given opportunities to gain comprehensive music knowledge including theory, sight singing, ear training, and any relevant music history, as the above-mentioned knowledge are indispensable elements in violin playing. Singing, clapping, and writing note heads are essential parts of the lesson. When students are equipped with the basics, they can play anything and make the music they want.

Private Lessons

Dongbin Shin has been teaching children of all age groups to acquire a solid foundation in violin playing. Whether it be kindergarteners  or high school students getting ready for college auditions, he will communicate with the students and parents to set a number of goals to achieve.

Dongbin also welcomes adult students, beginners and amateur enthusiasts alike.

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