Joon Yoon | 윤연준



A BBC Music Magazine rising artist, pianist Joon Yoon has performed at venues such as London’s Wigmore Hall, Barbican Center, Barcelona’s Palau de la Musica Catalana, and New York’s Lincoln Center, among others.

Praised by BBC Radio 3’s In Tune as “Magic”, pianist Joon Yoon made his solo recital debut in Korea at the age of 12 and his concerto debut in the U.S. a year later. He is an avid solo and chamber musician and performs a wide range of repertoire from Bach to Brahms to Carter and contemporary composers.

In 2018, he 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 Texas Concerto Competition in the USA, and 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. He was the 2017 winner of the Glass Sellers’ Beethoven Prize at the Guildhall School.


“Magic!” on the radio live performance

BBC Radio 3 In Tune

As an avid chamber musician, he collaborated with prestigious musicians such as current and former members of the Guarneri, Juilliard, and Ying quartets.

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. 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.

He was a fellow of prestigious music festivals such as the Music Academy of the West, the Bowdoin International Music Festival’s Kaplan Fellowship program, where he collaborated with faculty members of prestigious music institutions such as the New England Conservatory (Ayano Ninoyama), Oberlin Conservatory (Amir Eldan), and Indiana University (Kurt Muroki). Additionally, he collaborated members of the previous and current Guarneri Quartet (Peter Wiley), and the Juilliard Quartet (Joel Smirnoff), the Ying Quartet (Phillip & David Ying), and New York Philharmonic Concertmaster Frank Huang.

As a versatile musician, Joon explores contemporary music, performing in festivals such as the Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music, and New Music New Haven. As a vocal pianist, he appeared in Guildhall’s Songs and Six, and the Leeds Lieder Festival in UK.

His teachers and biggest musical influences are Yong Hi Moon, Robert McDonald, Hung-Kuan Chen, and Ronan O’Hora, having studied with full scholarships at the Juilliard School in New York, Yale School of Music, and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. He will resume his endeavors with the renowned pianist Kirill Gerstein at Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin for the school’s most prestigious Konzertexamen degree.

Aside from music, Joon is an avid cook and a film and art lover, especially those of Wes Anderson, Stanley Kubrick, Chang-dong Lee, Chan-wook Park, Wassily Kandinsky, and Joan Miro.



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29th, March, 2019, 1PM

St. Barnabas Church, London

Piano Quartets by Mozart and Brahms
Goethe Piano Quartet

23rd, April, 2019, 7PM

Korean Cultural Centre UK, London

Solo and Chamber Works by Mozart, Beethoven, Dvorak, and Brahms
Ben Tarlton, Cello / Joon Yoon, Piano

27th, April, 2019, 11AM

Recital Room, Leeds College of Music

Leeds Lieder Festival: Cortex by Dimitrios Rontsis (World Premier)
William Thomas, Bass / Joon Yoon, Piano

May 23 – June 10, 2019

Sendai, Japan

Sendai International Piano Competition

3rd, December, 2019, 2PM

St. Mary’s Perivale, Middlesex, UK

Solo Recital

Works by Beethoven, Rameau, Couperin, Ravel, and Liszt

6th, December, 2019, 1PM

St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, UK

Solo Recital

Works by Beethoven, Couperin, Ravel, and Liszt

22nd, January, 2020, 8:30PM

Nouvelle scène nationale-Théâtre 95, Cergy, France

Solo Recital

Works by Couperin, Rameau, Debussy, Granados, Liszt, and Ravel

26th January – 2nd February, 2020

San Antonio, Texas, USA

Gurwitz International Piano Competition

Works by Couperin, Rameau, Debussy, Granados, Liszt, Prokofiev, Scriabin, Ravel, and more

27th February, 2020

New North London Synagogue, London, UK

Solo Recital

Works by Rameau, Beethoven, Brahms, and more

17th April, 2020

St. James’ Church, Picadilly, London, UK

Solo Recital

Works by Beethoven and Ravel

4th – 14th May, 2020

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Bourgie Hall, Montreal, Canada

Concours musical international de Montréal

Works by Rameau, Yun, Scriabin, Brahms, Prokofiev, Ravel, and more

11th January, 2021

St. Mary’s Perivale, Middlesex, UK

Solo Recital

Repertoire TBD



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