Julin Cheung declared he wanted to play the flute when he was six, after hearing Sir James Galway perform The Flight of the Bumble Bee on the radio. Despite a prevailing opinion that students that young are not likely to succeed in flute studies, Julin embarked on his musical journey with Mary MacRae of Bothell, who loved teaching the young. Two years later, he became the youngest woodwind player at the Seattle Youth Symphony, where he continues playing to this day. Julin captured the first prize in Seattle’s Performing Arts Festival Eastside in spring of 2016 at age 9, and won Global Online Great Composers Competition series in Best Mozart Performance and Music of Mediterranean Europe in early 2017. He was invited by Sir James Galway to participate in Weggis Flute Festival in Switzerland, and more recently performed in Jeffrey Khaner’s Summerfest at Curtis Institute of Music, where he has been accepted to return for the Summer 2018 program. Julin is a student of Demarre McGill, and takes occasional lessons from Zart Domburian-Eby and Jeffrey Barker. He attended masterclasses with Mimi Stillman, Donna Shin, and Jennifer Rhyne. Julin’s latest achievement is winning the Seattle Symphony Young Artist Competition, leading him to perform with the Symphony in 2018-2019 season. Aside from his flute studies, Julin plays violin, composes pieces for orchestra and string ensembles, and has recently started exploring percussion.