Lauren Yoon, 14
United States

Lauren Yoon is a 14-year-old violinist who is currently studying with Professor Masao Kawasaki at the Juilliard School Pre-College Division. Prior to enrolling at Juilliard in 2019, Lauren received instruction from Paul Arnold of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

In 2022, Lauren was awarded the overall grand prize in the Walgreens National Concerto Competition, earning an invitation to perform with the MYAC Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, she received a silver medal at the Vancouver Symphony Young Artist Competition. In 2021, Lauren was the youngest finalist in the Stulberg International Competition. She has also won top prizes in several other competitions, including the 2023 Vienna International Music Competition, the 2022 Hill Concerto Competition, the 2022 Ensemble 212 Young Artist Concerto Competition, the 2021 Camerata Artists International Concerto Competition, the 2020 International Grande Music Competition, and the 2020 Bravura Young Artist Concerto Competition.

Lauren made her orchestral debut at the age of 8, performing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Winter with the New York Concerto Sinfonietta at Carnegie Weill Hall. She has also performed with the Camerata NJ Orchestra, Ensemble 212 orchestra, the Bravura Orchestra, the Capital Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra.

In the summer of 2022, Lauren attended the Morningside Music Bridge Program on a full scholarship, where she studied under renowned violinists Midori Goto and Robin Wilson.