Sae Yoon Chon


The 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 as part of his DIPC first prize winners’ engagements) has led to future engagements in 2022.  In the 2018-19 season he has played in Spain, Italy, Germany, Ireland, U.S.A., Canada & South Korea. In 2021 he will make his London debut at the Wigmore Hall, his New York debut in the Weill Recital Hall (Carnegie)  and will also play in the U.S.A., Canada, Italy, Ireland & South Korea.

SaeYoon 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, 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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