Empowering Students Through the Joy of Music, Arts and Education



Based in New York City, Korean- American violist James Yeolim Yoon is quickly establishing themselves 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 master’s in music degree program at the Yale School of Music, studying with Ettore Causa. James has attended and received his bachelor’s in music at the Cleveland Institute of Music under the guidance of Jeffrey Irvine, while 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. He has been awarded in competitions, including the first prize at the KRB International Competition and grand prize with the New York International Music Competition. James has been invited to festivals and mastercourses such as the Aspen Music Festival, Schleswig-Holstein, Keshet Eilon, Sarasota Music Festival, Krzyżowa-Music, IMS Prussia Cove, and many more.

James plays on a 2013 Grubaugh&Seifert viola through the generosity of the Virtu Foundation