About Joon

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.


Joon gained his Bachelor and Master of Music at the Juilliard School and the Yale School of Music with full tuition scholarships. His teachers there included Yong Hi Moon, Robert McDonald, Melvin Chen and Hung-Kuan Chen, and are his greatest musical influences. He is currently studying with Ronan O’Hora on the Artist Diploma course at the Guildhall School as an Eduard and Marianna Loeser Award Scholar.


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. He has won top prizes at competitions such as the Piano Texas Concerto Competition, the Liszt-Garrison Piano Competition and the Fite Family Young Artist Piano Competition, as well as winning awards at the Peabody Preparatory in Baltimore and the Campillos International Piano Competition in Spain. He was the 2017 winner of the Glass Sellers’ Beethoven Prize at the Guildhall School.


Joon has performed in prestigious venues across Japan, Korea, Spain and the U.S., including Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, Petit Palau of Palau de la Musica, Seoul Arts Center, and Sejong Center for the Performing Arts. He has made concerto appearances with the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra, Peabody Sinfonietta, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, and Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra. He has been 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 Amir Eldan, Kurt Muroki, Ayano Ninoyama, the members of the Ying Quartet, and New York Philharmonic concertmaster Frank Huang. As a chamber musician, he has worked with Peter Wiley of the Guarneri Quartet, Joel Smirnoff of the Juilliard Quartet. Joon has also worked with Richard Goode, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Jerome Lowenthal, John O’Conor, Matti Raekallio, and Arie Vardi in masterclasses and festivals.


Aside from music, Joon is an avid cook and a film lover, especially those of Wes Anderson, Stanley Kubrick and Quentin Tarantino.



바흐에서 엘리엇 카터까지 다양한 레파토리를 구사하는 젊은 피아니스트 윤연준(24)은 12세에 금호아트홀에서 첫 독주 무대에 섰고 13세에 피바디 신포니에타와 협연 연주 데뷔를 했다. 예원학교 재학중 2006년 신문사 특파원으로 부임하는 부친을 따라 미국으로 유학간 후 피바디 예비학교를 거쳐 줄리아드 스쿨에서 전액 장학생으로 학사학위를 받았고, 예일대 음대에서도 전액 장학생으로 석사과정을 마쳤다.

2018년 자클린 뒤프레, 자스민 리틀 등 저명한 예술가들이 수상했던 런던 길드홀 스쿨 최고권위의 골드메달을 만장일치로 한국인으로서 최초 수상하였다. Piano Texas Concerto Competition, Liszt-Garrison Piano Competition, Fite Family Young Artist Piano Competition에서 각각 우승했다. 피바디 예비학교의 23rd Annual Award를 수상했다. 미국으로 가기 전 국내에서 음연 콩쿨 1위, 음악춘추 콩쿨 1위, 아시아 주니어 쇼팽콩쿨 은상을 수상하며 실력을 인정받았다. 2016년 12월 스페인의 캄피요스 국제피아노 콩쿨에서 1위없는 2위와 청중상을 받았다. 2017년 길드홀 베토벤 프라이즈를 수상했다.

링컨센터의 Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, Petit Palau of Palau de la Musica, 예술의 전당, 세종문화회관, 금호아트홀 무대에서 다양한 독주 및 실내악 연주를 했고, Peabody Sinfonietta, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra 등과 협연했다.

아스펜 뮤직 페스티벌, 피아노 텍사스 페스티벌에 참가하고, Music Academy of the West의 fellow로 참여했으며, 2014년과 2015년 Bowdoin International Music Festival의 Kaplan Fellowship에 선정되어 뉴욕필 악장 Frank Huang과 Ying Quartet멤버들과 연주하였고, Peter Wiley, Kurt Muroki, Joel Smirnoff등 저명한 음악인들과 실내악 연주활동을 했다.

그는 피바디, 줄리아드와 예일에서 문용희, Robert McDonald, Hung-Kuan Chen의 사사를 받았다. 또 Richard Goode, Yoheved Kaplinsky, John O’Conor, Jerome Lowenthal, Arie Vardi등으로부터 여러 페스티벌 및 마스터클래스에서 가르침을 받았다.

더 넓은 음악적 사고를 넓히기 위해 2017년 가을부터 영국 런던 길드홀 뮤직스쿨에서 전액 장학생으로 Artist Diploma과정을 밟고있다.


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