Born in 1999 in Seoul, Yunji Choi first encountered the piano at the age of seven.
Choi really became focused on the piano when she was admitted at the age of
twelve to Yewon School, the most prestigious junior art school in Korea. She
then moved up to Seoul Arts High School where she was selected many times
to perform in honors concerts.
Yunji has been successful, winning top prizes at competitions in Korea such as
Gimpo Philharmonic Orchestra (2009), The Korean Piano Society (2012), Korea
Young Artist (2013), Korean Chamber Orchestra (2013), Young-San Art (2014),
Universal Music (2014), J&R Music Concours (2016), Music Education News
(2016), Segye Daily News (2017), Seoul Music (2018). Yunji was then invited
to perform at “Rising Star Concert” by the Korean Piano Society, at Yewon
Chamber Music Concert and at the winner’s concert of Music Education News.
Yunji has participated in summer academies in China (Sichuan conservatory of
music) and in Korea (J&R academy) where she worked with renowned
professors such as Yang Yang, Herve Billaut, Laurent Cabasso, Sontraud
Speidel, and Herve N’kaoua.
In 2019 Yunji entered the Seoul National University, the most coveted academic
institute in Korea. Yunji has been the recipient of scholarships
for the highest academic achievement at SNU. Prof. HieYon Choi has been Yunji’s mentor since her enrollment at SNU. Her other teachers include Jae-Eun Shin, Eunjeong Lee, HyeSung Min, Grace Yeo and Heejae Kim.