Originally from New Zealand, Emma Yoon began her studies with Stephen Larsen at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, completing these with Elisabeth Kufferath at the Hanover College of Music, Drama and Media where she obtained her Master’s Degree and Performance Exam. Among other awards, this violinist has won the New Zealand National Concerto Competition. In 2010 she gave her solo recital with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra where she played Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto. Emma Yoon is also a passionate chamber musician and collaborates with such prominent musicians as Sarah Christian, Florian Donderer and Tanja Tetzlaff. Her most recent recording – the chamber music album ›Jonny‹ – was nominated for a 2020 Opus Klassik.
Emma Yoon has given concerts as both soloist and chamber musician across Britain and Europe, The USA and in New Zealand where she has performed in festivals such as the Edinburgh International Arts Festival, the Rottweil Music Festival Sommersprossen and the Heidelberg Spring. Between 2017 and 2019 she was an Academy student with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen before she became a permanent member of the orchestra. In addition, she also completed an internship with the NDR Radiophilharmonie in Hanover, where she played as principal with ensembles such as the Kammerphilharmonie Landshut and the Camerata Hamburg. Emma Yoon has also been a member of the Estonian Festival Orchestra since 2018, working with Paavo Järvi at the Pärnu Music Festival.