The young South Korean pianist Sae Yoon Chon is one of the most exciting young pianists to emerge onto the international scene in recent years. First Prize winner at the 2018 Dublin
International Piano Competition and at the 2019 Orford Music Festival he has also been a major prize winner at competitions at the Verbier Festival, in Hong Kong, Valencia in Spain, Los Angeles, Seoul, Hilton Head, Young Concert Artists and many others.
When he was first invited to play in Italy in 2018 it was such a success that he was invited back for more concerts in 2019 and then for even more in 2020. His appearances in Germany
in 2019 (including the Gewandhaus in Leipzig and in Weimar) has led to future engagements in 2022. In the 2018-19 season he has played in Spain, Italy, Germany, Ireland, U.S.A., Canada and South Korea. In the 2019-20 season he will make his London debut at the Wigmore Hall and will also play in the U.S.A., Canada, Italy, Ireland and South Korea. He
will make his Carnegie Hall debut in New York in the 2020-21 season. He is also planning to perform the complete 32 Sonatas of Beethoven in Toronto between 2019 and 2021.
Soo Yoon Chon first studied piano in his native South Korea particularly with Hyoung-Joon Chang. He continued his studies on full scholarship at the Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto with John O’Conor and occasionally with James Anagnoson. He is completing the Artist Diploma at the Glenn Gould School with Professor O’Conor. Sae Yoon became a recipient of the Ihnatowycz Prize, which is one of the most prestigious artistic awards in Canada.
He has played with many orchestras including those of Cleveland, Hong Kong, Valencia and the National Symphony Orchestra in Dublin Ireland. Conductors with whom he has worked include Jahja Ling, Tania Miller, Bruno Aprea, John Morris Russell, Young-Min Park, Andrew Mogrelia, Erzhan Dautov, Ja Kyung Year and Denis Mastromonaco.
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