Violinist Chee-Yun’s flawless technique, dazzling tone and compelling artistry have enraptured audiences on five continents.
Since her first public performance at age 8 in her native Seoul, violinist Chee-Yun has enraptured audiences on five continents with her flawless technique, dazzling tone and compelling artistry.
These orchestras include the Philadelphia Orchestra, the London Philharmonic, and the Toronto, Pittsburgh, Atlanta and National symphony orchestras, and with such distinguished conductors as Michael Tilson Thomas, Jaap van Zweden, Neeme Järvi, and Manfred Honeck. Her orchestral highlights include a concert with the Seoul Philharmonic conducted by Myung-Whun Chung that was broadcast on national network television, a benefit for UNESCO with the Orchestra of St. Lukes at Avery Fisher Hall, and her tours of the United States with the San Francisco Symphony and Japan with the NHK Symphony.
Past orchestral engagements include her return to the Dallas Symphony, and performances with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and the Detroit Symphony. A gifted recitalist, Chee-Yun has performed in all the major US cities, including appearances at the Kennedy Center, the Mostly Mozart Festival’s tour to Japan, a performance with Michael Tilson Thomas in the inaugural season of Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall, and the US premiere of the Penderecki Sonata No. 2. In 2016, Chee-Yun performed as a guest artist for the Secretary General at the United Nations in celebration of Korea’s National Foundation Day and the 25th Anniversary of South Korea joining the UN.
Firmly committed to chamber music, Chee-Yun’s seven discs on the Denon label and one on the Naxos label have received exceptional acclaim, and she has been heard frequently on NPR’s Performance Today and on WQXR and WNYC radio in New York City. In 1993, Chee-Yun was invited to perform at the White House for the President Bill Clinton and his guests honoring the recipients of the National Medal of the Arts. Chee-Yun plays the 1669 Francesco Rugeri violin.