Jiyoung Moon

Violin

Hometown: Osan, South Korea
Alma mater: Peabody Conservatory, B.M., M.M.
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.
What inspired you to audition for TŌN?: I heard about TŌN 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

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