Sanhayea is a violinist from South Korea. She began exploring piano at the age of 3, and the violin at the age of 6. She won first prizes and gold medals at many national competitions as a soloist and a chamber musician, and performed as a soloist with the Prime Philharmonic orchestra, the Seoul tutti chamber orchestra.

She studied under the tutelage of prof. Christian Altenburger. While studying in Europe, she performed for several years at Matinee concerts; music events broadcasted by Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF). She was invited to perform as a soloist with the Youth Symphonic Orchestra of Carinthia and with the Chamber Academy. She was also invited to perform charity Solo recital (Night of Maurice Ravel) in Köttmannsdorf/Austria and the concert at Festival Bled/Slovenia. She has participated in Internationale Sommerakademie Mozarteum Salzburg, Allegro Vivo Festival and shared the stage with Christian Altenburger and Reinhard Latzko. She graduated from the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna (mdw) with high distinction. 

Sanhayea explored her musical ideas in California, where she earned Graduate Certificate at the USC Thornton school of music. She studied under the tutelage of prof. Glenn Dicterow (former concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic). During her studies, she received the Merit-based Scholarship and Ensemble Award. As a student instructor, she gave violin lessons and chamber music coaching to students at the USC.

Sanhayea enjoys performing in orchestra. Her orchestra experience from childhood led her to participate in diverse orchestral projects. She was a member of the Bucheon youth string orchestra, where she gained her first experiences as a concert master. During her studies, she performed as a concertmaster and 2nd violin principal in symphonic and chamber orchestras. In 2021, she led the Korean-Austrian Philharmonic orchestra as a concertmaster.

Sanhayea is very interested in performing piano as well. As a pianist, she was invited to perform Brahms, Haydn and Mendelssohn Piano Trios in Lesachtal, Schloss Albeck, Ossiach in Austria and Rogaška Slatina in Slovenia. In 2015, Sanhayea received the award for exemplary cooperation with the soloist at Slovenian National Competition (TEMSIG). Sanhayea shares her music on piano at recitals, chamber concerts and studio classes.

Sanhayea actively improves her technical skills, knowledge, and interpretations of music. She received mentoring at masterclasses and private lessons from great musicians, such as Ivry Gitlis, Ralph Kirshbaum, Philippe Graffin, Johannes Meissl, Karen Dreyfus, Lisa Kim, Eduard Kutrowatz, Stefan Mendl, Christoph J. Eggner, Lina Bahn, Kevin Fitz-Gerald, Alan L. Smith, Helfried Fister, Milos Mlejnik, and others.

Sanhayea is currently the tenured associate concertmaster in the Slovenian Philharmonic orchestra.