Sae Yoon Chon
In 2019, Sae Yoon Chon became a Vendome Prize winner placing third in the competition. In 2018, Sae Yoon Chon won first prize in the Dublin International Piano Competition. Sae Yoon’s numerous other successes include prizes in the Young Concert Artists, Jose Iturbi, Los Angeles, Seoul, Hilton Head, Cooper, and Astana Piano Passion International Piano Competitions.
Sae Yoon performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Jahja Ling, at age 18. He has since been a soloist with the RTE National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, as well as the orchestras of Valencia (Spain), Bucheon (South Korea), the Royal Conservatory (Canada), Mississauga (Canada), Astana (Kazakhstan) and Hilton Head (USA), collaborating with conductors Andrew Mogrelia, Tania Miller, Burno Aprea, Young Min Park, John Morris Russell, Jahja Ling, Erzhan Dautov, Ja Kyung Year, and Denis Mastromonaco. Sae Yoon has performed community outreach recitals for Music Toronto and numerous private recitals in the Toronto area.
In the 2018-2019 season, Sae Yoon’s international schedule includes a solo recital in the Gewandhaus (Leipzig), as well as engagements in Spain (Moixent, Sagunto, Valencia), Italy (Naples), Ireland (Wexford), Canada (Toronto), South Korea (Seoul) and Germany (Kirchheimbolanden, Weimar, Leipzig). In 2019-2020, he will make his recital debut at the National Concert Hall in Dublin and the Wigmore Hall in London. In 2020-2021, his engagements include a recital at Carnegie Hall as well as his debut with the London Symphony Orchestra.
Sae Yoon began playing the piano at the age of five. In May 2019, he received his Bachelor of Music, Performance (Honours) degree from The Royal Conservatory of Music’s Glenn Gould School in Toronto Canada. Sae Yoon continues his studies with John O’Conor and James Anagnoson and is currently enrolled in The Glenn Gould School’s two-year post-Bacholor Artist Diploma Program – Piano (ADP).