Sooah Hannah Jeon - 플루티스트 전수아

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Sooah "Hannah" Jeon’s Bio
13-year-old Sooah Jeon has already distinguished herself as one of the most promising young flutists of her generation. She quickly demonstrated enormous talent since beginning her flute studies at the young age of seven. Six months after she started learning the flute she won several national and international competitions. At the age of nine, Sooah was officially announced as the world's youngest flutist to receive a Performance Diploma with distinction award from the Associate of the Royal Schools of Music in the United Kingdom. Subsequently Sooah was awarded first prize in various music competitions in the United States, including the American Protege, International Grande Music Competition and the New York International Music Competition. In 2019 she won the first prize in the New York Flute Club Young Musicians Contest, the South Carolina Flute Society Competition, the 92nd Street Y Concerto Competition in New York and the Camerata Artists International Concerto Competition, where she was the youngest grand prize winner.

As a soloist, Sooah has performed at New York's leading concert halls, including the Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center, Buttenwiser Hall at the 92nd Street Y and Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Music Center, as well as Weill Recital Hall and Isaac Stem Auditorium at Carnegie Hall. Since her solo debut with the New Jersey Camerata Orchestra at Merkin Hall at the age of eleven, she has performed as a soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Concert Festival Orchestra, New York Chamber Players Orchestra and the 92Y Orchestra. Sooah has also appeared in various international concert halls. She performed at the Royal Albert Hall in London and the Cite de la Musique Amphitheatre in Paris as the first prize and exceptional young talent special prize winner of the 2019 Grand prize Virtuoso International Music Competition.

As a passionate young musician, Sooah has participated in several national and international music festivals including the International Shanghai Flute Festival, the James Galway Summer Flute Festival, Busan International Music Festival, BridgeMusik Festival, and the Annual Flute Association Convention. She has also performed in master classes with world-famous flutists such as Molly Barth, Philippe Bernold, jose Daniel Castellon, Jasmine Choi, Jean Ferrandis, Sir James Galway, Lady Jeanne Galway, and Shenqi He. Sooah currently studies with world renowned flutist Carol Wincenc at the Juilliard School's Pre-College Division and Patricia Zuber at the Elisabeth Morrow School. Her former teachers include Wonmi Kim, Joohee Lee and Soo-kyung park. Besides music, Sooah enjoys drawing, playing sports, and writing fantasy novels. Recently, she was nominated as a junior rising star soloist of the 2020 James Galway Summer Flute Festival in Weggis, Switzerland.

Sooah Jeon continues to learn and create her own musical dream as a flutist.

Awards
2014 - Korean National Music journal Contest 1st​
- International Estonian National Academy of Music Audition 2nd​
2015 - Korean Music Education News Competition​
- Korean SungJung Concur 1st​
2016 - New York International Music Competition 1st & Best Player
- ABRSM Music Theory(grade 5) Merit Award
- ABRSM grade 8 Distinction Award
2017 - International Grande Music Competition 1st
​ - American Protege Music competition 1st
- ARSM Performance Diploma Distinction Award

 

2018 - American Protege Woodwinds and Brass Competition 1st
- Selected American Protege summer Gala concert
2019 - Camerata Artists International concerto competition 1st and Grand prize
- 92y concerto competition 1st
- New York Flute Club Young Musicians competition 1st
- Grand Prize Virtuoso competition, Paris, and London 1st and Exceptional Young Talent special prize
- South Carolina Flute Competition 1st
- Berlin Rising Stars 1st and Grand Prix​
- Concert Festival Concerto Competition Grand Prix and Scholarship Award​
- new York Chamber Players Music Competition 1st winner​
- Manhattan International Music Competition Golden medal with High Distinction​
2020 - FCNY Emerging Artists competition, 1st
- Tampere FIute Festival Young Artist Competition,
- Sir James Galway Festival Junior Rising Star concert
- NFA( the National Flute Association) Junior Soloist competition 1st
- Salon de Virtuosi $5000 Career Grant Winner
- MPIMC Finalist​
2021 - Vienna international music competition
- Gold medal with high distinction
- Adelphi orchestra young artist competition: 1st place and grandprize
- Glory lnt'l music Competition: the virtuosochannel grand prize for baroque, classical, romantic, and contemporary music
Ensemble - Tres Gracias
2020 - Grand prize winner at the New York Young Virtuosi Competition
- 1st prize at IMM CONCORSO in Italy in 2020.
2021 - Camerata artist international competition: ensemble 1st prize
- Bellagrande international music competition: piano trio first prize
Performances
2015

- Joint Performances of World Open Concert

Ensemble at the world open concert in Seoul​ 

2016 - Collaborate with Tapanel Flute Orchestra
​ - Soloist Performance with Tapanel Flute orchester at GwangJu
- New York International Music Competition Best winner's concert at Bruno Walter Auditorium, Lincoln Center
2017 - International Grande Music Competition Winner's Concert at Merkin Hall, Lincoin Center
- American Protege Music Talent Competition Winner's Concert at Weill Recital Hall, carnegie Hall
- ABRSM Best Scorer's Concert
2018 - American Protege Woodwinds and Brass competition Winner's Concert at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
- American Protege Summer Gala Concert at The Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall
- Bridge Music Festival concert at Union Art Center, NY
2019 - Soloist Performance with New Jersey camerata orchestra at Merkin Hall ​
- NYFC winner's concert at Columbia University Faculty Center, NY
- Winner's concert at Amphitheatre, cite de la musique, Paris
- Winner's concert at Elga Room, Royal Albert Hall, London
- Full concerto Soloist Performance with New York 92Y orchestra at Buttenwieser Hall
- NY Concert Festival Concerto Competition Grand Prix Winners Concert at The Amsterdam at Harborside, NY
- A Solo Flutist with New York Chamber Players Orchestra in Concert at Cary Hall, DiMenna Center NYC
- A Solo Flutist with New York Chamber Players Orchestra in Concert at Weill Room, Carnegie Hall, NY
- 2019 BridgeMusik Festival Young Artist Honors Recital at Union Art Center, NY
- Special Prelude Advent Music at the Marble Collegiate Church
2020 - Salon de Virtuosi New year concert, solo flutist
- Sir James Galway Festival Junior Rising Star concert​

 


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