Success Stories


Success Stories

Villars Music Academy Alumni Success Stories

Dayoon You, Violin: 2023 Villars Music Academy Laureate

In 2024, Dayoon You's journey reached a new pinnacle as he was named a finalist in the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition of Belgium, held in Brussels. This prestigious competition, renowned for its rigorous selection process and exceptional caliber of participants, provided Dayoon with an opportunity to showcase his talent on a global stage.

Philipp Sussman, Viola: 2023 Villars Music Academy Laureate

In 2024, Philipp Sussmann achieved a remarkable milestone when he was appointed as a violist with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks. Joining the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, a group renowned for its rich musical heritage and exceptional caliber, Philipp found an ideal environment to flourish as an artist and reinforcing his status as a distinguished and accomplished violist.

Julia Wawrowska, Violin: 2023 Villars Music Academy Laureate

In 2024, Julia Wawrowska's musical journey reached an exciting new chapter when she became a viola academist with the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich. The orchestra, celebrated for its commitment to fostering young talent, provided Julia with an inspiring environment to develop her artistry further. Her arrival was met with enthusiastic support from the orchestra members, who were eager to integrate her fresh perspectives and vibrant energy into their performances. Julia's new role not only signifies a personal achievement but also heralds exciting new contributions to the esteemed Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, as she brings her unique voice to its rich tapestry of sound.

Ava Bahari, Violin: 2022 Villars Music Academy Laureate

In 2023, Ava Bahari's career as a violinist soared to new heights when she was signed by the prestigious HarrisonParrott Management. Known for representing some of the world's finest musicians, HarrisonParrott recognized Ava's unique artistry and immense potential. Their collaboration marks a significant milestone in her career, promising to elevate her to the forefront of the classical music scene. In 2023 and 2024, she performed with esteemed ensembles such as the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, among others.

Ulker Tümer, Cello: 2022 Villars Music Academy Laureate

In 2024, Ulker Tümer achieved a significant career milestone by becoming the solo cellist for the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra. The Tenerife Symphony, celebrated for its rich musical tradition and vibrant performances, has long been a cultural gem in the Canary Islands. Ulker’s appointment underscores her exceptional talent and dedication, bringing her into the spotlight of this prestigious ensemble.