Soyoung Yoon

Puskas International artist management & consultancy is delighted to have taken on violinist Soyoung Yoon in general management.

Soyoung is currently leader of the Basel Symphony Orchestra, appearing internationally as soloist and chamber musician, and together with other international awards (Menuhin, Tchaikovsky, Indianapolis, Queen Elizabeth) also first prize winner of the 2011 Wieniawski competition.

Watch Soyoung opening the 2016 Wieniawski competition with Beethoven’s violin concerto,
Krysztof Penderecki conducts the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.


Soyoung Yoon is leader of the Basel Symphony Orchestra and performs internationally as soloist and chamber musician.

In the season 2016/2017 Soyoung Yoon opens the 15th International Wieniawski Violin Competition with a performance of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. Conducted by Krzysztof Penderecki, the concert is her debut with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. She will also be performing with Antoni Wit and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra for the second time.

At the age of seventeen Soyoung Yoon won the Yehudi Menuhin Competition, and was subsequently a prize winner of the Tchaikovsky Competition in 2007, the Queen Elisabeth Competition in 2009, the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis in 2010, and the International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition in 2011, where she was awarded the 1st prize.

As a soloist, Soyoung Yoon has performed among others with the NDR North German Radio Symphony Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, Belgian National Orchestra, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bern Symphony Orchestra, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Trondheim Soloists and Zurich Chamber Orchestra. She has collaborated with conductors such as Gilbert Varga, Mario Venzago, Krzysztof Urbanski, Muhai Tang and Jesko Sirvend.

Soyoung Yoon has been a member of the Stradivari Quartet Zurich from 2009 to 2012. In 2012 she founded the ORIO string trio with Veit Hertenstein and Benjamin Gregor-Smith. In 2016 the trio was awarded the 1st prize and the audience prize in the 15th Chamber Music Competition “Migros Kulturprozent”, Zurich.

In 2015, after recording the Tchaikovsky and Sibelius Violin Concertos in 2012, Soyoung released her second CD with Piazzolla’s Four Seasons and Mendelssohn-Bartholdy’s Concerto for Violin and Piano in collaboration with Ksenia Kogan and the Korean Chamber Orchestra. The release led to concerts in Seoul, London and Berlin.

Soyoung Yoon studied at the National University of the Arts in South Korea and with Zakhar Bron at the Cologne University of Music and Dance and the Zurich University of the Arts. She plays a J. B. Guadagnini violin (ex-Bückeburg) made in 1773.