James Yoon



Instrument: Viola



Aaron Copland School, Queens College, BM



Hailed as “overwhelmingly satisfying and lyrically elegant...”(Herald Tribune), Korean- American violist James “Yeolim” Yoon is currently enrolled at the Yale School of Music, studying with Ettore Causa and has attended the Cleveland Institute of Music under the guidance of Jeffrey Irvine. As an avid chamber musician, James has enjoyed working along with renowned musicians including Midori, Garry Hoffman, Nils Monkemeyer, Hillel Zori and members of the Orion, Brentano, Leipzig string quartets, among others. He has been awarded in competitions, including the first prize at the KRB International Competition and grand prize with the New York International Music Competition. 

James has been invited to festivals and mastercourses such as the Aspen Music Festival, Schleswig-Holstein, Keshet Eilon, Sarasota Music Festival, Krzyżowa-Music, IMS Prussia Cove, and many more. 

James plays on a 2013 Grumbaugh&Seifert viola through the generosity of the Virtu Foundation .

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