Saeyoon Chon

South Korea | 1995

PIANO 2023: Competitor


South Korean pianist Saeyoon Chon won First Prize at the 2018 Dublin International Piano Competition and was a major winner at international piano competitions in Hong Kong, Valencia, Los Angeles and Seoul, as well as the Hilton Head International Piano Competition and Young Concert Artists. He has performed at the Verbier, Fourseasons, Orford and Rockport festivals. Chon made his New York debut at Carnegie Hall and has given solo recitals at the Leipzig Gewandhaus, Seoul Arts Center and many other venues. Chon studied piano in his native South Korea with Hyoung-Joon Chang. He received his Bachelor of Music degree with a full scholarship from the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, studying with John O’Conor. He also completed an Artist Diploma at the Glenn Gould School. During this time, Chon received the prestigious Ihnatowycz Prize. He completed his master’s degree at the Juilliard School (New York) with Robert McDonald. Chon has played with many orchestras, including those in Cleveland, Seoul, Hong Kong, Valencia, Hilton Head and the National Symphony Orchestra in Dublin.



First round
Chopin: Etude op. 25 n.10
Beethoven: Piano Sonata n. 17 op. 31 no. 2
Second round
Dutilleux: Choral et Variations
Brahms: Piano Sonata op.5 in f minor
Debussy: Poissons d’or
Debussy: Cloches a travers les feuilles
Prokofiev: Piano Sonata n. 8 op. 84
Liszt: Rhapsodie Espagnole
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto n.1 in B-flat minor op.23