Jane Yoon


Praised by French magazine Ouest as "one of the most brilliant among the young stars of the harp," Jane Yoon performs to critical acclaim for audiences in Europe, Asia, and the United States. She has enjoyed outstanding success in competitions as winner of the Soka International Harp Competition in Japan and first prize at the prestigious Lily Laskine International Harp Competition, two years later. Her other prizes include the USA International Harp Competition and the American Harp Society Competition.

Ms. Yoon has had the privilege of giving frequent recitals since the age of twelve. Including her recent Indian Ocean Tour, Ms.Yoon has played in Cartagena, Paris, Deauville, Lisieux (France), Connecticut, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Memphis, Seattle, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Seoul. At her London debut recital at Wigmore Hall, sponsored by the Victor Salvi Foundation, Ms. Yoon released her first CD on Egan Records, Jane Yoon Plays the Masters. While in London, she also gave a performance and interview on the BBC live radio program In Tune.

As a frequent soloist, Ms. Yoon has performed at the Seoul Arts Center including a performance with the Chungnam Philharmonic during the Korean Orchestra Festival, a live broadcast by the Korean Broadcasting System. She has played with the Indiana University Orchestra under the baton of David Effron as a result of winning the concerto competition.

Ms. Yoon was a featured soloist at the Journees de la Harpe (Arles, France), the Harpe en Avenois (Maubeuge, France), the 5th USA International Harp Competition (Bloomington, IN), the 8th World Harp Congress (Geneva), the 9th World Harp Congress (Dublin), the Soka Harp Festival (Soka, Japan), and the TongYeong International Music Festival (TongYeong, Korea) where she also gave a live performance on TV, broadcast by the Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation.

Ms.Yoon completed her Artist Diploma and Bachelor’s degree at Indiana University under the tutelage of Susann McDonald, Distinguished Professor of Harp, and received her Master’s of Music degree from the Juilliard School under the guidance of Nancy Allen, principal harpist of the New York Philharmonic. Ms.Yoon is currently based in New York City where she enjoys performing with various groups of musicians and teaching.