Hyeyung Julie Yoon
Website: Chiara String Quartet
Hyeyung Julie YoonResearch Associate Professor, Artist-in-Residence, Violin
Area of Focus: Strings
Violinist Hyeyung Julie Yoon has been a member of the Chiara String Quartet since 2000. The quartet's discography include Brahms by Heart which was released on Azica Records and includes Johannes Brahms's Complete String Quartets and String Quintet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 111 with violist Roger Tapping. Strings Magazine claims, “The recording contributes to the feeling of being inside the music, indivisible from the beauty of the playing.” The quartet recorded all of the works entirely from memory. Current projects include performing and recording Béla Bartók's Complete String Quartet from memory. Ms. Yoon's recording of Pange Lingua, a violin and piano duo she commissioned from Robert Sirota, was released on Albany Records in 2015. The Chiara's honors include the nomination of its recording of Jefferson Friedman’s String Quartet No. 3 for a Grammy Award in 2011, top prize at the Paolo Borciani International Competition, winning the Astral Artistic Services National Audition, winning First Prize at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. Ms. Yoon has collaborated with The Juilliard String Quartet, Joel Krosnick, Roger Tapping, Todd Palmer, Robert Levin, Simone Dinnerstein, Norman Fischer, and Paul Katz. She and her quartet have commissioned Nico Muhly, Huang Ruo, Daniel Ott, Gabriela Lena Frank, Jefferson Friedman, Robert Sirota, among others. Ms. Yoon is currently a Hixson-Lied Artist-in-Residence at the Glenn Korff School of Music at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and was the Blodgett Artist-in-Residence at Harvard University from 2008-2014. She is a graduate of the Juilliard School (B.M. and Artist Diploma in String Quartet Studies) where she studied with Sally Thomas and coached with the members of the Juilliard String Quartet.