Chloe Jiyeong Mun
Pianist Chloe Jiyeong Mun won the Geneva International Competition in Switzerland in 2014, at the age of 18, and subsequently won the Busoni International Competition in Italy in 2015.
Since then, she has gained a reputation as one of the most sought-after young musicians and a pianist of her generation.
Performed withworld’s major orchestras and great maestros, she is recognized for successful accompanied performances as well as solo recitals on global stages.
Considered as resembling the great pianist Martha Argerich’s path, of whom had won the same previous competition in 1957, Chloe was highly acclaimed by JörgDemus, the president of the 60th International Busoni Competition jury.
He praised that, “I have rediscovered in her a naturalness of musicality that I thought had disappeared.”
ChloeJiyeongMun performed with the Swiss Romande Orchestra, Asian Philharmonic Orchestra, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Trieste Verdi Theater Orchestra in Italy, Olympic Theater Orchestra, and Busoni Nuova Orchestra.
She also has collaborated with the world-renowned conductors,includingMyung-whun Chung, Lionel Bringuier, Alexander Shelley, Valentina Peleggi, Dietrich Paredes, and Massimo Belle.
In 2017, she toured Italy with the Haydn Orchestra under maestro Benjamin Bayl, and toured Vietnam and Thailand with the Korean Symphony Orchestra in 2018 with maestro Chi Yong Chung.
In October of the same year, Chloe Mun made her distinguished U.S. debut at Steinway Hall, New York.
For solo recitals,Chloehas appeared at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Salle Cortot in Paris, Dvorak Hall in Prague,Philharmonie Arthur Rubinstein in Bydgoszoz.
She continued outstanding performances throughout many global stages of Japan, Germany, France, Poland, Italy, Czechoslovakia, Argentina, Switzerland, Mexico, Peru, Belgium, England, and Denmark.
In Korea, her career has continued as a soloist, performed with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra,Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra, KBS Symphony Orchestra, Korean Symphony Orchestra, Bucheon Philharmonic Orchestra, Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra, Gwangju Philharmonic Orchestra, Chuncheon Philharmonic Orchestra, Jeonju Philharmonic Orchestra, and Daegu Philharmonic Orchestra.
Additionally, she has been invited to the Classic Star Series of Seoul Arts Center as both solo and chamber musician,and the Seoul Spring Festival of Chamber Music as a guest performer, which is held annually in Korea.
In the 2019/2020 season, Chloe Mun is having her debut recital at theWigmore Hall in London, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli Festival and Palermo Classica Festival in Italy. Chloe's concerto appearances include ‘Orquesta y Coro de la Comunidad de Madrid(Rachmaninoff Piano Concert No. 2, under the baton of Victor Pablo Perez at the Auditorio Nacional de Musica in Madrid)’, MAV Symphony Orchestra (Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 with Daniel Boico at the Liszt Academy in Budapest), and Palermo Classica Festival Orchestra (Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 with Roberto Beltran Zavala in Italy). She will also make a chamber collaboration with the cellist Li-Wei Qin and clarinetist Han Kim.
From early on, ChloeJiyeong Mun has proven her ability by continually winning international competitions such as the International Competition for Young Pianists Arthur Rubinstein in Memoriam in 2009, the Ettlingen International Competition for Young Pianists in Germany in 2012 and the Takamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan in 2014. Moreover, she was chosen as a scholarship holder of the Daewon Cultural Foundation.
Born in Yeosu in 1995, ChloeJiyeongMun began studying piano at the age of seven.
Since 2010, she has been taught by the pianist and professor Kim Dae-jin, and currently pursuing a graduate course at Korea National University of Arts.