Giyeon Yoon

Violin

Violinist Giyeon Yoon joins the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in 2019 having previously served as a violinist at the National Symphony Orchestra for their 2018/19 season. Prior to her appointment with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Giyeon 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.

A brilliant and enthusiastic musician, Ms. Yoon enjoys an exciting and versatile musical career of soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, teaching artist and orchestra musician throughout United States, Europe, and Asia. She had a debut recital at the Eastman School of Music in New York where she studied further with Zvi Zeitlin when she was 11 years old and Kumho Art Hall in Korea. When she was in Seoul Arts High School, she was chosen to play the Waxman Carmen Fantasy and made her Seoul Arts Center hall debut with Nanse Gum who was the first Korean to win the prize at the Herbert von Karajan Conductors’ Competition in Berlin. Also she won the first-place prize at numerous competitions including the 52nd Dong-A Competition and the Joongang Competition.

In addition, she was a grand prize winner of the New York Artists International Competition, was winner of the New York International Music Competition, and was chosen in Serge & Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist competition and had recital in New York. She was in the first prize winner of the 2021 New York International Artists Violin Competition. On July 2022, she will perform in Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall.

She started her career after numerous years of studying and performing in both her native South Korea and the United States. Ms. Yoon began her intensive studies under tutelage of professor Young Uck Kim at the Seoul National University. She earned a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degree, both from Seoul National University and she graduated with highest honor in Seoul National University. After she came to US, Giyeon received another Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music with a full scholarship. While she was in New York, she worked with Sheryl Staples, Principal Associate Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, Lisa Kim, the Associate Principal Second Violin of the New York Philharmonic, and Laurie Smukler, the founding first violinist of the Mendelssohn String Quartet.

An avid educator, Ms. Yoon teaches in Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s Young Strings program and she gives masterclasses to Dallas Symphony Orchestra Young Musicians. Also, she was active as a judge at the Friedlander Concerto Competition, Lynn Harrell Concerto Competition. She also teaches violin privately, enjoying a teaching experience of over a decade, with student accomplishments including competitions, orchestra auditions, and acceptance to college programs throughout United States and Korea.