South Korean pianist Sae Yoon Chon is one of the most outstanding young pianists to emerge onto the international scene in recent years. He won First Prize at the 2018 Dublin International Piano Competition and has been a major prize winner at international piano competitions in Hong Kong, Valencia, Los Angeles, and Seoul, plus Hilton Head International Piano Competition and Young Concert Artists. He has performed at the Verbier, Orford and Rockport Festivals.
Chon made his New York debut at Carnegie Hall and has given solo recitals at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Seoul Arts Center in Seoul, and many others.
Chon first studied piano in his native South Korea with Hyoung-Joon Chang. He completed his Bachelor of Music degree on full scholarship at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, studying with John O’Conor, and occasionally with James Anagnoson and Leon Fleisher. He also completed the Artist Diploma at the Glenn Gould School with John O’Conor. During this period, Chon became a recipient of the prestigious Ihnatowycz Prize. He is now continuing his master’s degree at The Juilliard School (New York) with Robert McDonald.
Chon has played with many orchestras including those of Cleveland, Hong Kong, Valencia, and the National Symphony Orchestra in Dublin.