Sae Yoon Chon


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 Chon, pianist – New Ross Piano Festival – Photo Estro Studio

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.

Playing the piano since the age of five, Sae Yoon currently studies with John O’Conor and James Anagnoson at The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. He is the grateful recipient of the Temerty Foundation Scholarship.


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