Chi Yong Yun, piano
Pianist Chi Yong Yun has been hailed by audiences and critics alike as an artist of rare poetic insight and pianistic brilliance. Dr. Yun’s performances as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician has received critical acclaim throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Born in Seoul, Korea, Dr. Yun moved to the United States at the age of six where she continued her musical studies.
The top prizewinner of numerous international and national competitions, Dr. Yun received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees, and Performer’s Diploma on full scholarship from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music as a Thomson Star Fellow, studying under Karen Shaw, Edmund Battersby, and Menahem Pressler. She received her Doctor of Musical Arts Degree under Ian Hobson at University of Illinois Urbana Champaign.
Dr. Yun has performed in international music festivals such as Aspen, Atlantic, Folgarida, International Keyboard Institute and Festival, DPS, Shandelee, Prague, Montecito, Taeurueng, and Oregon Music Festival. She has appeared as a soloist with numerous orchestras including Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Philharmonic, Camerata, SunnySide, Beaverton, and the Folgarida Festival Orchestra. As a recitalist and active collaborative musician, she has performed throughout the US, Prague, Italy, Austria, Germany, Hong Kong, Philippines, and South Korea.
An avid pedagogue, teaching has been an important and substantial part of Dr. Yun’s career. She has given master classes throughout the US and worldwide and is currently Professor of Music and Director of Keyboard Studies at Andrews University. Prior to Andrews University, she has also held teaching positions at Indiana University, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, and Illinois Wesleyan University. Dr. Yun serves as a Faculty-Artist at numerous international music festivals and workshops and as an adjudicator for piano competitions in the United States and worldwide.