Nov. 18: SHOSTAKOVICH! Soloist: Sae Yoon Chon
November 6, 2017
Sae Yoon Chon made his debut with the Cleveland Orchestra at age 18. Since then, he has had multiple engagements including the Astana Symphony Orchestra, the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra and the Hanoi Philharmonic Orchestra. He has collaborated with conductors John Morris Russell, Jahja Ling, Erzhan Dautov, and Jakyung Year.
Sae Yoon has been awarded numerous prizes in international piano competitions in which he earned 2nd prize in the 2017 edition of the Jose Itrubi International Piano Competition in Valencia, Spain, 1st prize in the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra's 4th Annual Youth Concerto Competition, 5th Prize at the 2017 Seoul International Piano Competition, 3rd Prize at the 2016 Hilton Head International Piano Competition, 3rd Prize at the 2014 Cooper International Piano Competition in Oberlin, Ohio, 4th Prize at the 2013 Hilton Head International Piano Competition for Young Artists, 3rd Prize in the 2013 International Festival and Competition for Young Pianists "Astana Piano Passion". First Prize and the Best Classical Work Player award in the 2012 Hanoi International Piano Competition, and 2nd Prize in the 2012 Isidor Bajic Memorial Piano Competition in Novi Sad, Serbia.
Sae Yoon started playing the piano at age of six. He continued studying at Yewon Art School and the Seoul Art High School. His teachers included Professor Hyoung-Joon Chang and Ms. Sae-Kyung Park. Currently Sae Yoon continues his studies at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada as a pupil of Professors John O'Conor and James Anagnoon.
On November 18, Sae Yoon joins the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra to perform Shostakovich's wonderful second piano concerto.