Christian Yom

Christian Yom, composition (Carmel, NY), is a Korean American composer, pianist, and improviser. He began composing in 2022, and his music draws inspiration from a wide variety of sources, including the synthesis of traditional Korean folk and Western music idioms, the immense structures of Beethoven, the balance of the cerebral and emotional, storytelling and image arcs, and even Korean food. During his first year of composing under Paul Frucht, Christian received a Morton Gould Young Composer Award (2023), was a YoungArts Finalist in Classical Music (2023), won a National Young Composers Challenge Ensemble prize (2022), and earned 1st place in MTNA’s Senior Composition Competition (2022). He has worked with renowned artists including Emily Levin, Katie Althen, and Jeremias Sergiana Velasquez. His works have been performed at Steinmetz Hall by the Orlando Philharmonic, the New World Center in Miami by the NuDeco Ensemble, and at the National Arts Club and Ridgefield Playhouse. His most recent project is a commission to orchestrate “A Concerto for My Family” by 2023 Grammy-winning bassist Ranaan Meyer for chamber orchestra. He is currently continuing his musical and academic pursuits at Harvard University and New England Conservatory through the B.A./M.M program.