Violinist Hojean Yoo was born in Seoul, South Korea and has performed as a soloist and chamber musician at major venues.
Hojean regularly appears on recital series as a Young Artist of Kumho Art Hall Foundation since 2008, Yejin Young Artist Foundation, and Young Artist Festival in South Korea. Also Hojean was selected as a Fellow Artist of La Jolla Music Festival, Schumann Festival Concert and Seoul Spring Festival-fringe Festival in South Korea. Hojean has performed with Euro Asia Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonia, Seoul National University Philharmonic, Seoul National University String Chamber orchestra, among others, and her performances broadcasted on Korean Radio(KBS).
She is a recipient of top prizes at the several competitions, at Music Education News Concours, Busan Music Competition, Seoul High Schools Chamber Music Competition and Berlin International Competition in Seoul, 2010. She was also selected as a semi-finalist in the Schmidbauer International Competition and the Johannes Brahms Competition in Austria.
A dedicated passionate orchestral and chamber musician, Hojean is a member of Ardor Piano Trio and she served as member of Huntington Quartet. She has performed at the Academy Art Museum, American Shakespeare Center, Friedberg Hall, Kumho Art Hall, and Seoul Art Center.
Hojean’s festival appearances include the Banff Chamber Music Society, Beethoven Institute, Great Mountains Music Festival, Heifetz Music institute, La Jolla Music Society, Sarasota Festival, and Verbier Festival. She has worked and collaborated with members of Borromeo, Brentano, Emerson, Guarneri, Parker, St. Lawrence Quartets, and renowned artists including Amit Peled, Anni Kavafian, Christoph Henkel, Daniel Philip, Frans Helmerson, Gil Kalish, James Dunham, Kim Kashkashian, Laurence Lesser, Mark Steinberg, Pamela Frank, Paul Coletti, and Philip Setzer.
Hojean commenced studies in Seoul at the age of 8. She graduated from Yewon Art School, Seoul Art High School and received her Bachelor’s of Music from Seoul National University under Kyung Sun Lee. Furthermore she studied with Soovin Kim and received Master’s Degree from Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University and Graduate Diploma from New England Conservatory.