Since her first public performance at age 8 in her native Seoul, violinist Chee-Yun has enraptured audiences on five continents with her flawless technique, dazzling tone and compelling artistry. Since winning the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in 1989, she has performed regularly with the world’s foremost orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, the London Philharmonic, and the Toronto, Houston, Seattle, Pittsburgh, Atlanta and National symphony orchestras, and with such distinguished conductors as Hans Graf, James DePriest, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Michael Tilson Thomas, Jaap van Zweden, Krzysztof Penderecki, Neeme Järvi, Pinchas Zukerman and Manfred Honeck. Her orchestral highlights include a concert with the Seoul Philharmonic conducted by Myung-Whun Chung that was broadcast on national network television, a benefit for UNESCO with the Orchestra of St. Lukes at Avery Fisher Hall, and her tours of the United States with the San Francisco Symphony (Michael Tilson Thomas conducting), and Japan with the NHK Symphony. Recent orchestral engagements include her return to the Dallas Symphony, and performances with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, National Philharmonic, and the Detroit Symphony. A gifted recitalist, Chee-Yun has performed in all the major US cities, including appearances at the Kennedy Center, the Mostly Mozart Festival’s tour to Japan, 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. Firmly committed to chamber music, Chee-Yun’s seven discs on the Denon label and one on the Naxos label have received exceptional acclaim, and she has been heard frequently on NPR’s Performance Today and on WQXR and WNYC radio in New York City. Chee-Yun is an Artist-in-Residence and Professor of Violin at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
Chee-Yun last performed for La Jolla Music Society in SummerFest 2016.