Yoon Kwon, violin
"With a sound like this, the world is her oyster! " (New York Sun) Yoon Kwon leads an extraordinarily versatile career. With her debut with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Yoon began her professional career as a thirteen-year-old, and made her New York debut at age 17 at Avery Fisher Hall. Since then, she has performed extensively with major orchestras on five continents, such as the Cologne and Warsaw Philharmonics, and the California, Cincinnati, Colorado, El Paso, Houston, Honolulu, New Jersey, New Mexico, Phoenix, St. Louis, Wichita, and Vancouver symphonies.
An avid chamber musician, her festival appearances include Marlboro, Verbier, Tanglewood, Kuhmo, Rome, Aspen, La Jolla, Spoleto, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. Yoon was also a member of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center II between 2006-2009. As a recitalist, she has performed in over 100 cities, and toured extensively under CAMI with her sister, pianist Min Kwon. Yoon made her Carnegie Hall recital debut in 2008.
Yoon has an eclectic passion for music, has been a member of jazz and rock bands and will be touring with Stewart Copeland from The Police as part of the band “Off the Score” in the 2014-2015 season. Yoon also serves as violin faculty at Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts.
Yoon Kwon holds her BM, MM, and the prestigious Artist Diploma from The Juilliard School. A protégé of Dorothy DeLay, Yoon also studied with Cho-Liang Lin and Donald Weilerstein. The 2014-2015 season marks her 9th season as a member of the first violin section with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.