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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
South Korean pianist Sae Yoon Chon is one of the most exciting young pianists to emerge onto the international scene in recent years. First prize winner at the 2018 Dublin International Piano Competition and 2019 Orford Music Festival, he has also been a major prize winner at the Verbier Festival, Young Concert Artists competition, and major festivals and competitions in Hong Kong, Valencia, Los Angeles, Seoul, Hilton Head and more.
When he was first invited to play in Italy in 2018 it was such a success that he was invited back for more concerts in 2019 and 2020. His appearances in Germany in 2019 (including the Gewandhaus in Leipzig and in Weimar) has led to future engagements in 2022. In the 2018/19 season, he played in Spain, Italy, Germany, Ireland, the United States, Canada and South Korea. In the 2019/20 season, he will make his London debut at the Wigmore Hall and will also play in the United States, Canada, Italy, Ireland and South Korea. He will make his Carnegie Hall debut in New York during the 2020/21 season. He is also planning to perform the complete 32 Beethoven sonatas in Toronto between 2019 and 2021.
Sae Yoon Chon first studied piano in his native South Korea particularly with Hyoung-Joon Chang. He continued his studies on full scholarship at the Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto with John O’Conor and occasionally with James Anagnoson. He is completing his Artist Diploma at the Glenn Gould School with Professor O’Conor.
He has played with many orchestras including those of Cleveland, Hong Kong, Valencia and the National Symphony Orchestra in Dublin, Ireland. 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.
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