Saeyoon Chon

⎯ South Korea
⎯ 28 years old

South Korean pianist Saeyoon Chon won First Prize at the 2018 Dublin International Piano Competition and has been a major prize winner at international piano competitions in Maria Canals, Hong Kong, YCA, Valencia, Hanoi, Los Angeles, Cooper, Isdor Basic and Seoul, plus Hilton Head International Piano Competition. He has performed at the Verbier, Fourseasons, Orford and Rockport Festivals.

Chon made his New York debut at Carnegie Hall and has given solo recitals at theGewandhaus in Leipzig, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Seoul Arts Center in Seoul, Koerner hall in Toronto, National Concert Hall in Dublin and many others.

Chon first studied piano in his native South Korea with Hyoung-Joon Chang. Hecompleted 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. He also completed the Artist Diploma at the Glenn Gould School. During this period, Chon became a recipient of the prestigious Ihnatowycz Prize. He completed his master’s degree at The Juilliard School (New York) with Robert McDonald.

Chon has played with many orchestras including those of Cleveland, Seoul, Hong

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