Julie Yoon is a violinist of the Chiara String Quartet. The quartet’s busy concert schedule has taken her to Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, the American Academy in Rome, Philadelphia's Kimmel Center, and Harris Hall in Aspen, Colorado.
The Chiara Quartet has premiered award-winning works by Gabriela Lena Frank, Jefferson Friedman, and Nico Muhly, among others, and have released world premiere recordings of new masterworks on their New Voice Singles label, including Robert Sirota's Triptych and Gabriela Lena Frank's Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout. Recent collaborators include Arnaldo Cohen, Norman Fischer, Paul Katz, Roger Tapping, and James Tocco, as well as members of the Orion, Ying, Cavani, and Pacifica Quartets.
Ms. Yoon was born in South Korea and moved to the United States when she was 8 years old. After completing a Bachelor of Music degree at the Juilliard School, she joined the Chiara Quartet in 2000 adding an intense and unique voice as the second violinist. Ms. Yoon has soloed with several orchestras including the Charlotte Symphony, the Greater Grand Forks Symphony, and the Mannes Orchestra. She recently performed in Seoul as an honored guest for the first-woman prime minister of South Korea.
As a devoted teacher Ms. Yoon has taught at the Juilliard School, Greenwood Music Camp, and the Red River Chamber Music Festival. Her teachers and mentors include Sally Thomas, Ernest Pereira, and members of the Juilliard String Quartet.