Dublin International Piano Competition Presents
Sae Yoon Chon, Piano
2018 DIPC First Prize Winner
New York Recital Debut
Monday, November 15, 2021 at 8:00 pm
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
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)
The Dublin International Piano Competition (DIPC), which has brought the world’s top young pianists to Ireland for over 30 years, presents 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 p.m.
On the Program
PROKOFIEV Piano Sonata No. 8 in B-flat Major, Op. 84
BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 6 in F Major, Op. 10, No. 2
BRAHMS Piano Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 5
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 will also make a return visit to the Verbier Festival Soloist Academy this summer. 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 Yun has also performed in the U.S., 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: 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)
For more information about Sae Yoon Chon, visit saeyoonchon.com
About the Dublin International Piano Competition
For over 30 years, the Dublin International Piano Competition has brought the world’s top young pianists to Ireland to compete. The Competition was held in 1988 and has continued triennially, celebrating its 30th anniversary with the 11th Competition in May 2018. Since its foundation, the Competition has grown in stature, and now ranks among the most important piano competitions in the world. Chaired by renowned Irish pianist John O’Conor, who also serves as Artistic Director, the Competition attracts an enormous international entry and is adjudicated by distinguished members of the music profession from around the world.
The Competition offers a generous prize fund and a prestigious list of engagements secured for the winner. These include debut concerts in London and New York as well as appearances at international festivals and concertos with leading orchestras. Many of the previous winners have gone on to have very successful careers.
For more information about the Dublin International Piano Competition, visit DIPC.ie