Praised by BBC Radio 3’s In Tune as “Magic”, pianist Joon Yoon was the unanimous winner of Guildhall School’s most prestigious award, the Gold Medal, previously won by artists such as Jacqueline du Pre and Bryn Terfel, for which he was named a BBC Music Magazine rising star. He won top prizes at competitions such as the Piano Campus International Competition in France, as well as winning awards at the Campillos International Piano Competition in Spain, and the Verona International Piano Competition in Italy.
Joon performed in prestigious venues across Asia, Europe, and the USA, including the Barbican Center, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Palau de la Musica, Seoul Arts Center, and Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, among others. He made concerto appearances with the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra, Peabody Sinfonietta, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, and Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto.
As a chamber musician, he collaborated with faculty members of prestigious music institutions such as members of the previous and current members of the Guarneri Quartet (Peter Wiley), the Juilliard Quartet (Joel Smirnoff), the Ying Quartet (Phillip & David Ying), and New York Philharmonic Concertmaster Frank Huang.
His teachers are Yong Hi Moon, Robert McDonald, Hung-Kuan Chen, and Ronan O’Hora, having studied at the Juilliard School, Yale School of Music, and Guildhall School of Music and Drama with full scholarships. He currently studies with Kirill Gerstein at Hanns Eisler Hochshule für Musik Berlin as a candidate of the school’s most prestigious Konzertexamen degree.