Pianist Yoon Chung has performed throughout Europe, Japan, Korea and the United States. In the UK, he has appeared in prestigious venues such as the Wigmore Hall, the South Bank Centre, Kings Place, St. John’s Smith Square, Bridgewater Hall, St. James’s Piccadilly, and Waterfront Hall. His performances have been broadcast in the UK, France, the United States, Japan and Korea, most recently in a live television broadcast of Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto on KBS (Korea).
Born in Seoul, Korea, Yoon spent his formative years in London as a scholar at the Purcell School of Music studying with the late Mme Maria Curcio and Mark Swartzentruber and has earned degrees from the University of Bristol and the Royal Northern College of Music, where he garnered numerous prizes including Sir Charles Halle Scholarship, Sir Barbirolli Prize, Norman George Duo Prize and the Clifton Helliwell Prize for the highest distinction in Postgraduate Diploma and Professional Performance Diploma (PPRNCM). His studies were supported by the Pacific Rim Scholarship, the Royal Schools of Music Postgraduate Scholarship, the Else and Leonard Cross Memorial Scholarship and the MBF.
Yoon was chosen as a Joel Estes Tate Scholar and Meadows Artistic Scholar to pursue further studies under the tutelage of Professor Joaquín Achúcarro at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, USA. During his time in the United States, Yoon won the Von Mickwitz Prize and was subsequently featured in the Meadows Rising Stars Series. He made an appearance at the Meyerson Symphony Center in a televised concert, and performed at the Steinway Hall, Meadows Museum and the Dallas Museum of Art.
A versatile musician with an avid interest in chamber music, Yoon is a founder member of Trio Andante and served as a vocal coach and collaborative pianist at the University of Texas (UTA) and Southern Methodist University as well as the Amalfi Coast Opera Festival in Italy. He was also invited to the Villecroze Academie, IMS Prussia Cove, the Van Cliburn Institute and has worked in masterclasses with Vitaly Margulis, Stephen Kovacevich, Stephen Hough, Ferenc Rados, Arnaldo Cohen, Jean-François Heisser, Yo-Yo Ma, Kathryn Stott, Dina Joffe, Renna Kellaway and the late György Sebok.
Yoon is currently based in London and gratefully receives the continued guidance of Ferenc Rados in Budapest. His debut recording Schubert: Late Piano Works D.946 and D.958 is due to be released by Quartz in September, 2015.
Yoon Chung is the artistic director for the Islington Proms and is represented by Ellison & Strømsholm International Artists’ Management.