Chloe Ji-Yeong Mun
1st Prize piano 2014
Born in 1995 in Yeosu, South Korea, Ji-Yeong Mun quickly distinguished herself as one Korea’s most prominent young artists. She is recipient of prestigious scholarships (Korean Young Talent Award, Dorean Foundation, Daewon Foundation for Culture). Ji-Yeong graduated from Korea National Institute for the gifted in Arts with high distinction, and she is currently studying at the Korea National University of Arts under Professor Daejin Kim, whom she has been studying with for four years. Ji-Yeong Mun has won many prizes, including a 1st Prize at the Takamatsu International Competition and another 1st Prize at the Ettlingen International Competition for Young Pianists.
In 2014, at 18 years old, she won 1st Prize at the Geneva International Music Competition, as well as Audience Prize and KLM-Air France Special Prize. Despite her young age, she frequently performs solo recitals and appears as a soloist with orchestras in Korea and in Europe. She has recently appeared at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig (thanks to the Geneva Competition’s Laureates support programme in partnership with Steinway & Sons), at the Salle Cortot in Paris, at the Dvorák Hall in Prague and at the Philharmonie Arthur Rubinstein in Bydgoszcz (Poland).