Strings 2023:   May 18th – 20th at Muttart Hall, Alberta College.
Dale Jeong

Dale Jeong, Violoncello

Toronto, ON

2023 Shean Strings Competition Winner Benjamin Seah, Violin.

Dale Jeong is a 20-year-old ’cellist going into his 3rd year at The Juilliard School, pursuing a Bachelor of Music (Cello Performance) in the studio of Clara Minhye Kim. Previously, he was a full scholarship student at The Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists in the studio of David Hetherington and Joseph Johnson.

Mr. Jeong has participated in numerous competitions across Canada. 1st prizes include the Ontario Music Festival Association’s 2017 and 2019 Provincial Finals Competition and the 2019 Federation of Canadian Music Festivals’ National Music Festival. He was the Grand Prize winner of the Oakville Chamber Orchestra Concerto Competition, performing the Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No.1 with the orchestra in May 2018.

A member of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra (TSYO) from 2015 to 2018, Mr. Jeong served as principal ’cello for multiple seasons. At the age of 14, he became a winner of the 2016/2017 TSYO Concerto Competition, subsequently performing as soloist with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at Roy Thomson Hall in December 2017. He was also invited to perform the Dvořák Cello Concerto with the Incheon Philharmonic Orchestra in April 2019.

During the summer, Mr. Jeong enjoys working with new chamber groups at festivals such as Toronto Summer Music, Morningside Music Bridge, and Yellowbarn YAP. He has collaborated with esteemed professionals such as Martin Beaver, Jennifer Stumm, Sharon Wei, Steven Dann, and Stephanie Gonley.

2023 Strings Competitors

Olivia Yelim Cho Melissa Du Dale Jeong Lexie Jana Krakowski Daria Schibitcaia Benjamin Seah

Important Information

Read the 2023 Shean Strings Results media release.

  • Winner of 2023 Shean Strings Competition: Benjamin Seah!
  • The application process for The Shean Strings Competition 2023 is now closed.
  • We received many applications, and have selected our competitors.
  • Strings Brochures are available on the download page.