Violinist Chee-Yun's combination of flawless technique, beautiful tone and compelling musical temperament has quickly captured the attention of the music world.
An Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient and Young Concert Artists International Auditions winner, Chee-Yun has performed with many of the world's foremost orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, the London Philharmonic, the Toronto Symphony, the Houston Symphony, and the National Symphony. Among her career highlights are performances at the Kennedy Center's gala farewell to Mstislav Rostropovich, the Mostly Mozart Festival's tour of Japan, a national tour with the San Francisco Symphony, performances across three continents of the Penderecki Concerto No. 2 with the composer at the podium, the premiere of Lou Harrison's Suite for Violin and String Orchestra, 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 with pianist Barry Douglas at the Kennedy Center.
Highlights of her 2005/2006 season include performances with leading orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout North America, Europe and Asia, including the Buffalo Philharmonic, Colorado Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Honolulu Symphony, Symphony of Southeast Texas, Modesto Symphony and California Symphony, a concert at the Kennedy Center with the Sejong Soloists and a West Coast tour with the Spoleto Festival. Her international appearances include performances with Orquesta Filharmonica de Buenos Aires Teatro Colon in Argentina and the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Portugal, recitals at the Beethoven Festival in Poland, concerts with Barry Douglas in Manchester, England and two tours of Korea, including recitals at the Seoul Arts Center. This season will see the release of a new CD featuring works of Brahms and Strauss and the recording of an all Mozart disc.
Her most recent recording, of the Penderecki Violin Concerto No. 2, on Naxos was acclaimed as "an engrossing, masterly performance" by the Strad Magazine and "a performance of staggering virtuosity and musicality" by American Record Guide. Recent recordings on Denon Records include Lalo's Symphonie Espagnole,Saint-Saëns' Violin Concerto No. 3 and a compilation CD of The Very Best of Chee-Yun .
In 1993, Chee-Yun returned to Korea to receive the "Nan Pa" award, that country's highest musical honor. She was honored in a different manner in the United States, when she was invited to perform at the White House for President Bill Clinton and his guests in honor of the recipients of the National Medal of the Arts.
In addition to her active performance and recording schedule, Chee-Yun provides master classes around the world. Her faculty positions include serving as the resident Starling Soloist and Adjunct Professor of Violin at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and Visiting Professor of Music (Violin) at Indiana University School of Music. Chee-Yun's award winning home page on the internet can be viewed at www.chee-yun.net.