“Tony is a true poet of the keyboard. Expressive, and with his own distinct voice, yet elegant and poised.”
Tony Siqi Yun, the First Prize winner and Gold Medalist at the First China International Music Competition, was born in Toronto, Canada in 2001. Tony is currently enrolled at The Juilliard School Pre-College Division under the guidance of Professor Matti Raekallio.
The young pianist can already look back at an extraordinary concert career. His outstanding debut with the China Philharmonic Orchestra at the Third Polish Culture Festival led to an invitation to tour with the orchestra in 2015. Yun appeared with the China Philharmonic Orchestra again in the 2018-2019 season including the 2019 CCTV New Year’s Concert. In 2018, Yun successfully collaborated with the Cleveland Orchestra at the final round of the Thomas and Evon Cooper International Piano Competition and won First Prize and the Audience Prize. In 2019, he made his debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin at the final round of the First China International Music Competition and secured his win.
As a soloist, Yun has given recitals in North America, Europe and Asia. Highlights include recitals at the renowned Salle Cortot Concert Hall in Paris, Opera & and Concert Hall of CCOM, The Juilliard School, New York’s Steinway Hall and at the Heidelberger Frühling Music Festival.
In addition to piano, he studies composition and conducting at The Juilliard School Pre-College Division.