Saturday, July 17, 2021

Eric Yun | 3rd Prize | Piano | 8th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition


Eric Yun is a Junior at Okemos High School in Okemos,, Michigan. He began taking violin lessons at the age of four and started taking piano lessons a year later.

He has received awards in various music competitions for violin and piano, including the Hartman Stickley Memorial Piano Competition, Hoosier Auditions, Ft. Wayne Philharmonic Friends Young Artist Concerto Competition, MSBOA Solo and Ensemble, Sigma Alpha Iota Music Scholarship Competition, Eileen Keel Sonata/Sonatina Competition, and the Lansing Matinee Musicale Audition Award. He won first place at the MMTA Student Achievement Testing State Piano Competition, second place at the Carmel Klavier International Piano Competition, and earned the Most Distinguished Musician with a Young Talent Special Mention at the IBLA Grand Prize. In December 2019, he debuted at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall as a first-place winner of the American Protégé International Competition of Romantic Music. He also received honorable mention at the MTNA-MMTA competition in both violin and piano. He had his orchestra debut with the Mason Symphony Orchestra in March 2020 by winning their Pat Clark Concerto competition. He also participated in the MSBOA’s 2020 All State High School Orchestra as the concertmaster. Eric has been a member of the Performing Arts Students of Lansing Matinee Musicale and the Lansing Symphony Orchestra Student Ambassadors program.

This year, he won 1st place in the American Protégé Concerto Competition and Vivo International Music Competition, and 2nd place in the Rocky Mountain Strings competition for violin. He also won 2nd place in American Protégé Piano and Strings Competition and Orbetello Piano competition for Piano.

Currently, he is the concertmaster of his school’s Philharmonic Orchestra and the pianist for the band program. Eric studies piano with Prof. Derek Polischuk and violin with Prof. I-Fu Wang at Michigan State University.

La Valse by Maurice Ravel, 11:44 

Un Sospiro - Trois études de concert No.3 by Franz Liszt, 5:52