The overall winner of the Geneva Competition (unanimously awarded First Prize) and the Busoni Competition (first Asian pianist to win First Prize since it began in 1949), Chloe Jiyeong Mun seems to be following in the footsteps of Martha Argerich, who won both awards in 1957, launching a brilliant international career.
The young South Korean pianist has earned the appreciation of the public and international juries alike in recent years thanks to her genuine and natural approach to performance. JörgDemus, president of the 60th International Busoni Competition jury, commented, “I have rediscovered in her a naturalness of musicality that I thought had disappeared.”
Chloe Jiyeong Mun has been giving performances on stages across the globe, in Germany, France, Poland, Italy, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Spain, Belgium, England, Denmark, the USA, Argentina, Mexico, Peru, Japan and her native South Korea.
She hasperformed works by Beethoven, Shostakovich, Brahms, Rachmaninoff , Bruch and Grieg with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, theMoscow Soloists, the Asian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, the Trieste Verdi Theater Orchestra, the Nuova Orchestra Ferruccio Busoni, the St.Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, the Palermo Classica Festival Orchestra, the MAV Symphony Orchestra, the Community of Madrid Orchestra, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, the KBS Symphony Orchestra, and the Korean National Symphony Orchestra.
Along the way, she has collaborated with conductors, including Myung-whun Chung, Alexander Shelley, Yuri Bashmet, James Judd, Lionel Bringuier, Valentina Peleggi, Roberto Beltran Zavala, Daniel Boico, Victor Pablo Perez, Mario Venzago, and EijiOue.
For solo recitals, she has appeared at the Gewandhaus, Salle Cortot, Philharmonie Arthur Rubinstein in Bydgoszcz, Wigmore Hall, and Seoul Arts Center. On her programs she has presented pieces of composers from Rameau to Ravel; Beethoven, Schubert and Schumann; Debussy and Albeniz.
Chloe Jiyeong Mun has a great passion for chamber music and has collaborated in a variety of programs at festivals which bring musicians together for unique experiences, such as Sociedad Filarmónica de Vilagarcía, the Seoul Spring Festival of Chamber music, and Seoul International Music Festival.
Recently, she performed a duo recital at the Liszt Academy, and a solo recital at the 17th Chopin and his Europe International Music Festival in the Warsaw Philharmonic. In 2021she performed the world premiere of Jeajoon Ryu's Sonata for Viola and Piano at Seoul Arts Center with violist Sangjin Kim.
In 2022 season, Chloe Jiyeong Mun is planning programs for audiences at the Sejong Chamber Series, Seoul Arts Center 11 AM Concert, Festival Palermo Classica, and The Chopin Festival in Duszniki.