launched onto the international music stage when he was 14. He won Second Prize and the Chopin Special Award in his first-ever competition, the Cleveland International Piano Competition for Young Artists in 2018. The following year, at age 15, he was the youngest to win Korea’s IsangYun International Competition, where he also took home two special prizes. 2022 has brought more accolades; just weeks ago, Yunchan was named Gold Medalist at the 2022 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (USA). He has performed across South Korea—including with the Korean Orchestra Festival, Korea Symphony, Suwon Philharmonic, and Busan Philharmonic Orchestras, among others—as well as in Madrid, at the invitation of the Korea Cultural Center in Spain. Yunchan currently studies at the Korea National University of Arts with Minsoo Sohn.