Katherine Yoon

Katherine Yoon, violin (Ilsan, South Korea) has performed in concert venues including Musikverein Vienna, Konzerthaus Berlin, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Victoria Hall Singapore, Berlin Philharmonie, and Wigmore Hall. She has made festival appearances at the Heidelberger Frühling, Yellow Barn, Mendelssohn on Mull, and Gstaad Menuhin festivals. As a concertmaster, she has worked with Vasily Petrenko, Sakari Oramo, and John Wilson. She is a member of the Kleio Quartet, which formed at the Seiji Ozawa Academy in 2019. The quartet was awarded the First Prize and the Commission Prize at the Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition 2023. Katherine’s chamber music mentors include John Myerscough and Eckhart Runge. She has recorded at the Abbey Road Studios and at Teldex Berlin for Naxos Records with the LGT Young Soloists. She studied with Akiko Ono at the Yehudi Menuhin School, then went on to study at the Royal College of Music in London under the tutelage of Itzhak Rashkovsky as an ABRSM Scholar. Katherine pursued her Artist Diploma degree with Gaby Lester. Throughout her studies, she was supported by the Anne and Brian Wadsworth Scholarship, the Drake Calleja Trust, and the Dolly Knowles Trust. Katherine currently plays on a Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume violin on loan from the RCM. Previous Yellow Barn musician (2023)