Lauren Yoon, 15
2022 Finalist
Tenafly, New Jersey

Lauren Yoon, 15 years old, is a violinist studying with Professor Masao Kawasaki at the Juilliard School Pre-College Division. Prior to attending Juilliard in 2019, Lauren studied with Paul Arnold of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Lauren is a member of the Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra and the Grammy Award winning New York Youth Symphony. Also an avid chamber musician, Lauren is a founding member of the Happy Feat Trio since 2022 with notable achievements in community outreach and chamber music competitions.

Lauren is a 2024 National YoungArts Winner with Distinction in Classical Music. Lauren’s recent top prizes include the overall grand prize of Walgreens Concerto Competition, Vancouver Symphony Young Artist Competition, Hill Concerto Competition, Ensemble 212 Young Artist Competition, Vienna International Music Competition, and the Camerata Young Artist Competition, just to list a few. In 2021, Lauren was the youngest finalist of the Stulberg International Strings Competition.

In 2022, Lauren attended the Morningside Music Bridge, a full scholarship summer festival in Boston, MA, where she performed in masterclasses with Midori Goto, William van der Sloot and Mauricio Fuks. She also attended the Valissima Institute Conducting Program where she passionately studied and conducted the last movement of the Beethoven Symphony No.2 in D major with an orchestra. The following year, Lauren spent the summer in Salzburg where she participated in the Mozarteum International Summer Academy and performed in masterclasses by Zakhar Bron, Paul Roczek, and Michaela Girardi.

In addition to her musical achievements, Lauren has an unwavering commitment to serving the community. As a member of the Back to Bach community outreach program since 2020, Lauren is dedicated to reaching out to young kids and sharing her love for music and making genuine personal connections. In 2022-2023 , Lauren also volunteered her time to teaching a young music student how to play the violin through “Raise the Bar”, a non-profit organization providing free music lessons for underprivileged students.


Erich Wolfgang Korngold        Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
I. Moderato nobile

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky        Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
I. Allegro moderato

J.S. Bach        Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001
II. Fugue