Pauli Pappinen and Hyojin Jun win auditions with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

Pauli Pappinen © Karajan Akademie Berliner Philharmoniker
Hyojin Jun © Hak Soo Kim

Double bassist Pauli Pappinen and violinist Hyojin Jun have won the auditions for permanent positions in the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. Finnish double bassist Pauli Pappinen, a Master's student in the class of Prof. Matthew McDonald, has won the audition for the position of principal double bass in the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and will begin his probationary period there for the 2023/24 season. The Korean violinist Hyojin Jun, a Master's student from the class of Prof. Eva-Christina Schönweiß, was a scholarship holder of the DSO's Ferenc Fricsay Orchestra Academy from 2020 to 2021. She has been a member of the second violin section since winning the audition in 2023 and is currently completing her probationary period with the orchestra.

Pauli Pappinen, born in 1997, began his musical training on the double bass at the age of seven and first took up studies at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki with Aapo Juutilainen. Since 2017 he has been studying in Berlin at the Eisler with Profs. Esko Laine, Janne Saksala and Matthew McDonald. He gained orchestral experience with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Finnish National Opera Orchestra and the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, among others, as well as with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra as a scholarship holder of the Karajan Academy. Most recently, Pauli Pappinen was principal double bass in the Helsinki Chamber Orchestra.

Hyojin Jun has won prizes at several international competitions, including the Clara Schumann Competition, the Nouvelles Étoiles Competition, the Schubert International Music Competition and was also a finalist at the International Ysaÿe Violin Competition. In South Korea, but also in various other countries, she regularly performs as a soloist in front of orchestras as well as in solo recitals.