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WORLD OF THE PIANO
First prize winner at the 2018 Dublin International Piano Competition, Sae Yoon Chon has won numerous awards including second prize at the 2017 Jose Iturbi International Piano Competition and first prize at the 2012 Hanoi International Piano Competition, among many others. He began playing piano at the age of six and made his debut with the Cleveland Orchestra at the age of 18. In May 2020, Chon performs debut recitals at Carnegie Hall in New York and Wigmore Hall in London.
Beethoven: Sonata in F Major, op. 10 No. 2
Dutilleux: Choral et variations
Liszt: Rhapsodie Espagnole
Brahms: Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, op. 5
Program subject to change.
MEET THE ARTIST
In 2018, Sae Yoon Chon won first prize in the Dublin International Piano Competition. Chon’s numerous other successes include prizes in the Young Concert Artists, Jose Iturbi, Los Angeles, Seoul, Hilton Head, Cooper, and Astana Piano Passion International Piano Competitions.
Chon performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Jahja Ling, at age eighteen. He has since been a soloist with the RTE National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, as well as the orchestras of Valencia (Spain), Bucheon (South Korea), the Royal Conservatory (Canada), Mississauga (Canada), Astana (Kazakhstan) and Hilton Head (United States), collaborating with conductors Andrew Mogrelia, Tania Miller, Burno Aprea, Young Min Park, John Morris Russell, Jahja Ling, Erzhan Dautov, Ja Kyung Year, and Denis Mastromonaco. Sae Yoon has performed community outreach recitals for Music Toronto and numerous private recitals in the Toronto area.
In the 2018/19 season, Chon’s international schedule included a solo recital in the Gewandhaus (Leipzig), as well as engagements in Spain (Moixent, Sagunto, Valencia), Italy (Naples), Ireland (Wexford), Canada (Toronto), South Korea (Seoul) and Germany (Kirchheimbolanden, Weimar, Leipzig). In 2019/20, he will make his recital debut at the National Concert Hall in Dublin and the Wigmore Hall in London. In 2020/21, his engagements include a recital at Carnegie Hall as well as his debut with the London Symphony Orchestra.
Playing the piano since the age of five, Chon currently studies with John O’Conor and James Anagnoson at The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. He is the grateful recipient of the Temerty Foundation Scholarship.
Sunday, February 16 at 1:30PM • Armstrong Concert Hall
Join us on the Sunday of each World of the Piano performance at 1:30PM in Armstrong Concert Hall for a Pre-Concert Talk! Learn about the artist’s program from Shenandoah Conservatory faculty and special guests.
Accommodations for disabilities may be arranged by contacting the Box Office at least three days prior to the performance.
Photos courtesy of the artist