Jiyoung Moon


Hometown: Osan, South Korea
Alma mater: Peabody Conservatory (BM, MM)
Awards/competitions: 3rd prize, 2006 CBS Violin Competition (Korea)
Appearances: Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra, 2014; Civic Orchestra of Chicago, 2015-16
Musical origins: I started playing violin at the age of 11, mostly because my mom wanted me to play.
How did you hear about TŌN? What inspired you to apply? I heard about the program from my friend and it seemed like a great program!
Favorite piece to play: Mozart’s Violin Concerto
Favorite obscure piece: Bach’s Partitas
Favorite musical memory: Playing in the Civic Orchestra of Chicago
Favorite fact about your instrument: It’s small enough to carry, and sounds nice!
The thing most people don’t know about classical music is: It is not boring!
Best song to have on repeat: Billy Joel’s “New York State of Mind”
Proudest accomplishment: Joining TŌN!
Favorite non-musical activity: Jogging