Violinist Giyeon Yoon joins the DSO having previously served as a violinist of the National Symphony Orchestra for their 2018/19 season. She previously served as a Concertmaster of the Pacific Music Festival, the Manhattan School of Music and Seoul National University. As a fellow at the Music Academy of the West in 2018, she was named one of ten Zarin Mehta Fellows to perform with the New York Philharmonic as part of their 2018 Global Academy. She made her solo debut winning first place at the New York International Music Competition, and Serge and Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Competition. She has also given recitals at the Eastman School of Music where she studied further with Zvi Zeitlin. While in Korea, she won a variety of competitions in South Korea, including first place of the 52nd Dong-A Music Competition and the Joongang Music Competition.
Giyeon Yoon holds a Bachelor of Music degree and a Master of Music degree, both from Seoul National University, gained under the tutelage of professor Young Uck Kim, where she graduated as valedictorian. She recently gained another Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music with a full scholarship. While in New York, she worked with Sheryl Staples, the Principal Associate Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic; Lisa Kim, the Associate Principal Second Violin of the New York Philharmonic and Laurie Smukler.