Genres: Classical, Pop, Contemporary
Teaches in English and Korean
Based in New York City, Korean-American violinist James Yeolim Yoon quickly established himself as an advocate for the arts through performance and teaching. Hailed as “overwhelmingly satisfying and lyrically elegant...” (Herald Tribune), James is a recent graduate of the Yale School of Music, receiving his Master of Music degree while studying with Ettore Causa. He received his Bachelor of Music degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music under the guidance of Jeffrey Irvine, while also serving as a teaching assistant. An avid chamber musician, James has enjoyed working along with renowned musicians including Midori, Garry Hoffman, Nils Monkemeyer, Hillel Zori and members of the Orion, Brentano, Leipzig string quartets, among others. James has won multiple awards in competitions, including the first prize at the KRB International Competition and the Grand Prize at the New York International Music Competition. James has been invited to festivals and master classes such as the Aspen Music Festival, Schleswig-Holstein, Keshet Eilon, Sarasota Music Festival, Krzyżowa-Music, IMS Prussia Cove, and many more.
James believes that education is a basic human right and all children have the right to the prime tools and guidance that will help recognize their own greatness and potential. Furthermore, James' passion for teaching comes from working along with children who naturally carry playful and fun energy. The work it takes into cultivating the next generation of children to think differently and creatively is extremely rewarding and meaningful. James constantly looks forward to sharing the beauty of music and passionate string playing while fostering creative curiosity and ensuring an active music life with his students; imparting his knowledge on what it means to be part of a community as they engage in the universal language of music.