-About the artist-
Winner of the 2011 Central Washington University Concerto Competition, and former member of the Shin Trio, Dongbin Shin has 15 years of experience as a performing artist at weddings, graduations, official government meetings and community events. Dongbin Shin has previously served as the concertmaster of the Hartt Symphony Orchestra at The Hartt School and had been a techniques class instructor for undergraduate violinists.
Can put together a group of string quartet, string trio, piano trio, or any string combination.
Repertoire for all occasions.
Programs can be arranged with flexibility upon request.
Dongbin is exceptionally talented as a musician, easy to work with, personable and connected with his audience, and very well-organized. He played for our ceremony at our home and also for the reception at a local Inn, including our requested “first-dance” song and others. There were both classical and contemporary pieces played beautifully. The music he played was so fantastic that people in nearby areas of the Inn were coming by to see who it was! I highly recommend Dongbin (and any accompanying musicians he brings) if you want to have unforgettable entertainment and bring your event to a whole new level.
Response from Dongbin Shin:
Thank you for the kind review!
We enjoyed playing for your wedding tremendously.
Best wishes to you!
We were so fortunate to have Dongbin Shin play at our wedding ceremony and then again during the cocktail hour of our reception. Let me just say that this is the guy you want if you're looking to impress your guests and add some major elegance to the event. Dongbin's professionalism was apparent from the time we began our correspondence and he truly gave us an unforgettable performance that impressed our guests. There's no need to worry about getting your money's worth when hiring Dongbin as he is the best of the best. His passion and dedication to his profession will set the standard for a truly unforgettable experience. Thanks so much Dongbin for giving us the gift of such beautiful music on our wedding day!!!!!!!
As my parents age, we have started to enjoy experiences more than tangible items for presents. Dongbin came again to their house around Mother’s Day and played in the living room. The sound quality was excellent—last summer he played outside and it was a very different experience. He learned a new song as well as played several classical pieces we selected from his list. Very happy with Dongbin and his music!
This group was everything we expected and more. They sounded absolutely beautiful and was the perfect touch to our ceremony. Dongbin was so attentive throughout the planning process leading up to the wedding. He would respond to emails within 10 minutes and was very professional. I would recommend this group 10 out of 10 times. If you are looking for that final touch to make your event even more unforgettable, hire this group!
Response from Dongbin Shin:
Thank you for your kind review!
Congratulations again, and good luck to you two!
I always envisioned one day walking down the aisle to "A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri and thanks to Dongbin my dream has come true. He and I were in touch a few times via email before the wedding and he was always very responsive. I even asked for additional music selections for the ceremony recessional and I chose one of his suggestions (Marry Me by Bruno Mars). What a perfect song to close out the ceremony. I love watching the wedding video over and over again. Aside from actually getting married, my favorite part of the wedding ceremony was walking down the aisle to Dongnin playing "A Thousand Years". Truly a vision and dream come true.
In addition to his fast response time and playing beautifully at our wedding, he was also very friendly. I highly recommend!
Response from Dongbin Shin:
Thank you for the kind review Sabrina.
Congratulations again and good luck to you!
Mr. Shin is an incredibly talented and skilled musician who made our day special! From our first contact, he was gracious and helpful. We are ballroom dancers, and Dongbin suggested a Viennese waltz whose timing was discernible even with a solo violin, and he provided a sample for us to practice. We had a COVID-compliant, 24-guest wedding, most of them musicians. Instead of dancing, Mr. Shin provided a mini concert with dinner that was just the right touch, a delightful mix of classic and top 40s. Without exception, each of our guests complimented us on our selection of Dongbin. My husband said it best when he says Dongbin makes his violin sing!
Response from Dongbin Shin:
Thank you for your kind review Linda!
Best wishes to you and Tom!
This made our Morher’s celebration of life so moving. We are a family of musicians. We were thrilled he knew our parents favorite Old standards and we mixed in some classical. This made a sad day brighter. Showed up on time and a pleasure to work with. Consummate professional I highly recommend👏👏👏👏
Dongbin is an excellent violinist. He was prompt, friendly and a pleasure to work with.
I hired Mr. Shin to play several songs for my parents’ 50th Anniversary at their home. Due to covid, and my parents’ health issues, we needed something special that could be held outside, following mask protocols. He learned their wedding song, and also played several other selections I chose from a list of options. Mr. Shin’s musicianship was absolutely lovely, his attire professional, and his response time to messages through gigsalad very prompt. He also arrived at the promised time. His fee was higher than others that responded through the website, but the quality was well worth it, and I selected based on consistently good reviews. We highly recommend him!
A wonderful mini-concert in our backyard. Dongbin is professional, personable, and talented. He accommodated a couple of special requests with amazing arrangements, was flexible with our schedule, and the whole family loved his performance. Reasonable cost too. Would highly recommend for any special occasion or just for a unique experience from a talented musician.
Dongbin Shin was wonderful to work with - detail oriented, responsive and accommodating for every detail of our event. Our guests were impressed by the quality of music during our event. We couldnt have been more satisfied by Dongbin Shin!!
Thank you for playing at our wedding. It was perfect!!
Very punctual, and extremely professional. He is very talented and you can tell he loves what he does by the way he takes care of his Violin.
We hired Dongbin's trio for my wedding. We can't express how grateful we are to them for making our wedding so perfect and special. Dongbin is very reliable and easy to communicate with, let alone his absolutely beautiful play. Highly recommend!
My fiance and I booked Dongbin Shin for our September wedding ceremony (9/8/18) and were blown away by the quality of music and Dongbin's overall professionalism. Every step of the process was seamless and on the day of our wedding the music was exceptional. Our guests loved the personal touch Dongbin's music added to our ceremony and gave him nothing but high praise. I would highly recommend Dongbin for any occasion. Thank you.
Dongbin was phenomenal! His music made our wedding day very memorable. He played two unique pieces for us and our guests loved every moment of his performance. Highly reccomended!
Response from Dongbin Shin:
Thank you Dan for having me on your special day! Your wedding was a beautiful one, and it has made me very happy! And thank you for your kind review as well.
Good luck to you guys!
Dongbin was absolutely amazing and he made our daughter 's wedding so special! We had so many guests tell us how beautiful Noah and him played. Some even said that they had tears in their eyes because it was so moving. The wedding was on December 16th and he played a variety of music from classical to Christmas songs. He was a pleasure to work with and always would get back to me so quickly if I had a question.You will be totally in awe of how much talent he has if you hire him for your special event!
Dongbin (and his pianist) made our wedding ceremony even more perfect than it already was. We hallenged him with 8-9 modern songs to play and he executed flawlessly. He was easy to communicate with during the process, prompt in his arrival and exuded professionalism. We were thrilled by his performance and would strongly recommend him to anyone in need of a violinist.
Excellent musicianship in lively environment! Dongbin a pleasure to work with and everyone appreciated the elegant music!
We can't say enough about how great he was!! Everybody is talking about how beautiful he played and how talented he is. He was a pleasure to deal with before and during our wedding. We highly recommend him for any event.
Thank you Dongbin for making our small wedding ceremony so special!
What to Expect
I was most extensively trained in classical music, but over many years of performance, I always take requests for music in other popular genres.
In addition to playing solo, I can arrange a string quartet, piano trio, or various other combination and bring the whole group upon request.
In some cases, when clients would like to hear piano accompaniment but are short on budget, I offer recorded piano/orchestral accompaniment to be played with my violin performance.
Born to a musical family, he started piano at the age of five before switching to violin. As teenage professional musicians that play at wedding ceremonies, receptions, graduations, festivals, official government meetings, and community events, the string trio he has formed with his two sisters garnered much attention from the local media.
In 2011, Dongbin has won the Central Washington University Concerto Competition, performing as the soloist with the Central Washington University Orchestra.
Dongbin has previously served as the concertmaster at the Hartt Orchestra, and a class instructor for undergraduate violinists at the Hartt School. Dongbin holds a Master of Music degree from the Hartt School.
Additional Booking Notes
Please specify whether the event is indoor or outdoor.
If the recorded piano/orchestral accompaniment is arranged, I need to do a sound check 30 minutes before the start time, and of course, a power outlet is needed. I will be bringing all necessary equipment.
Past Booked Events
|May 29, 2021 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 09, 2021 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm||Personal Occasion|
|April 17, 2021 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|March 13, 2021 • 3:30pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 26, 2020 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|September 04, 2020 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 01, 2020 • 12:00pm - 12:15pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|July 18, 2020 • 11:00am - 11:15am||Personal Occasion|
|June 24, 2020 • 7:00pm - 7:15pm||Surprise|
|December 02, 2019 • 11:30am - 1:30pm||Corporate Event|
|November 30, 2019 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 25, 2019 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|September 14, 2019 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 18, 2019 • 11:00am - 1:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 02, 2019 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|April 13, 2019 • 5:00pm - 9:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|April 06, 2019 • 9:00am - 11:30am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|December 15, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|December 10, 2018 • 11:00am - 1:00pm||Corporate Event|
|September 08, 2018 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 07, 2018 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 23, 2018 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 29, 2017 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 16, 2017 • 4:00pm - 7:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 11, 2017 • 11:00am - 1:00pm||Corporate Event|
|September 16, 2017 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 10, 2017 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 14, 2016 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|September 10, 2016 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 04, 2016 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Apartment gig|
• Bach - Air from Suite in D Major
• Bach - Arioso
• Bach - Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
• Bach - Minuet in g
• Bach - My Heart Ever Faithful (From Cantata No. 68)
• Bach - Prelude from Cello Suite No. 1
• Bach - Wachet auf
• Beethoven - Ode to joy
• Bernstein - One Hand One Heart from "West Side Story"
• Clarke - Trumpet Tune
• Clarke - Trumpet Voluntary
• Drdla - Souvenir
• Elgar - Salut' D'amour
• Handel - La Rejouissance
• Kreisler - Schon Rosmarin
• Massenet - Meditation de Thais
• Mendelssohn - Wedding March
• Pachelbel - Canon in D
• Schubert - Ave Maria
• SHOSTAKOVICH - 2nd Waltz
• Vivaldi - Spring 1st mov
• Vivaldi - Winter 2nd mov
• Wagner - Bridal Chorus
• Andy Williams - A Time For Us
• Andy Williams - Moon River
• Arlen, Harburg - Somewhere Over the Rainbow
• Alex North - Unchained Melody
• ABBA - Chiquitita
• ABBA - Dancing Queen
• ABBA - Mamma Mia
• Avicci - The Days
• Beach Boys - God only knows
• Beatles - Blackbird
• Beatles - Here Comes the sun
• Beatles - Hey Jude
• Beatles - Norwegian Wood
• Bob Dylan - To Make You Feel My Love
• Bruno Mars - Marry you
• Calum Scott - You Are The Reason
• Christina Perri - A Thousand Years
• Clean Bandit - Rather Be
• Coldplay - Yellow
• Dona Nobis Pacem
• Ed Sheeran - Perfect
• Ed Sheeran - Photograph
• Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
• Ellie Goulding - Love me Like You Do
• Edith Piaf - LaVie En Rose
• Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Home
• Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling in Love
• Elvis Presley - Love Me Tender
• Eva Cassidy - Fields of Gold
• Frank Sinatra - My Way
• Gardel - Por una Cabeza
• Guns N' Roses - November Rain
• James Arthur - Say You Won’t Go
• James Taylor - You Can Close Your Eyes
• Jason Mraz - I wont give up
• Jason Mraz - I'm yours
• Jerome Kern - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes Sheet Music
• John Lennon and Paul McCartney - In My Life
• Julie Rogers - The Wedding
• Kay Starr - If You Love Me (Really Love Me)
• Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah
• Luis Fonsi - Despacito
• Marianelli - Can't Slow Down from Pride and Prejudice
• Maurice Jarre - Lara's Theme (Somewhere my love from Dr. Zhivago)
• Michael Buble - Everything
• Nino Oilviero and Riz Ortolani - More
• Patti Page - I Went to Your Wedding
• Patti Page - Tennessee Waltz
• Police - Every Breath You Take
• Queen - You're My Best Friend
• Sia - Helium
• Walk the Moon - Shut up and Dance
• Disney selections
• Ghibli Studio selections
I also have a large selection of Irish music, Jewish music, movie music, etc.