The Dublin International Piano Competition (DIPC) — which has brought the world’s top young pianists to Ireland for over 30 years — presents the 2018 DIPC First-Prize Winner Sae Yoon Chon in his New York recital debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on Monday, November 15 at 8:00 pm.
South Korean pianist Sae Yoon Chon, 26, is emerging as one of today’s most exciting young pianists. In addition to First Prize at DIPC, his other winning achievements include the Verbier Festival’s 2021 Tabor Foundation Award, the 2019 Orford Music Award’s Grand Prize, and Third Prize in Verbier’s 2019 Vendome Prize for Piano. He earned a full scholarship to the Glenn Gould School at the Royal Conservatory in Toronto, CA, where he was the recipient of the prestigious Ihnatowycz Prize in Piano, awarded to a piano student with exceptional potential. He is currently earning his Master of Music degree at Juilliard with Robert McDonald.
This year, Sae Yoon made his recital debut at the Seoul Arts Center in South Korea in April. He has performed recitals in Italy, beginning in 2018, and was invited back for additional appearances in both 2019 and 2020. He performed in Germany at the Gewandhaus in both Leipzig and Weimar as part of the Steinway Prizewinner Concert Series in 2019 and has future engagements in Germany planned for 2022. Sae Yoon has also performed in the US, Canada and Spain, and appeared with orchestras including those of Cleveland, Hong Kong, and Valencia. Conductors with whom he has worked include Jahja Ling, Tania Miller, Bruno Aprea, John Morris Russell, Young-Min Park, Andrew Mogrelia, Erzhan Dautov, Ja Kyung Year and Denis Mastromonaco.
Sae Yoon first studied piano in his native South Korea with Hyoung-Joon Chang. He continued his studies, on full scholarship, at the Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada. Sae Yoon completed the Artist Diploma at the Glenn Gould School in Toronto, where he studied with John O’Conor and occasionally with James Anagnoson.
To purchase tickets for Carnegie Hall recital in New York City:
carnegiehall.org | CarnegieCharge 212-247-7800 | Box Office at 57th and Seventh | Student and Senior discount tickets available at the Box Office
(Student must show ID)