B I O G R A P H Y

       

         John Yun is a multi-faceted Canadian musician, seamlessly interchanging between different music genres and roles with ease and fluidity.  John is frequently engaged as a music director, collaborative artist, jazz pianist, conductor, and opera repetiteur. He was most recently the associate conductor for a 15-month world tour of West Side Story in 2016-18, as well as the 2015-16 international tour of Annie.  In 2014, he served as music director for the North American tour of Godspell. In 2013, he was head opera coach and assistant conductor for UWOpera’s production of Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte , as well as music director for Drayton Entertainment’s production of “Songs of Sinatra”. In 2012, he was one of three collaborative artists at La Musica Lirica opera program in Novafeltria, Italy, and in 2011 he studied at the Canadian Operatic Arts Academy.

 

          John has conducted performances in over 20 countries. Regional engagements include: Drayton Festival Theatre, Stratford Festival Theatre, Victoria's Playhouse Petrolia, St. Jacobs Playhouse, and Sarnia’s Imperial Theatre.  Yun is also a 1st place winner of the London Music Scholarship Foundation competition, the top music competition at Western University. "...Yun has been a 2010 revelation..." (London Free Press).

          John is currently on hiatus as a doctoral candidate in piano performance at Western University.  He is also a professional DJ and self-professed dog lover. 






P R E S S   R E V I E W S  &  A R T I C L E S

Young Alumnus goes "West" to find the world

"Western alumnus John Yun, MMus ’12, recently landed a performance and associate conductor role in the international tour of West Side Story. This 40-plus-week tour will play major opera houses and theaters across Europe and Asia."

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The London Music Scholarship Foundation 2010 Winner - John Yun

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Making Piano Magic

"This writer was fortunate enough to see Yun as a finalist last Friday in the 2010 London Kiwanis music fest Rose Bowl. Like all the finalists, Yun was amazing. Then, it turned out he was just as amazing in a whole other keyboard universe..."

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John Yun on Chopin, Two Crown King & more

"Jazz has always been a second love for me... I did half of my undergraduate studies at Laurentian University in Sudbury, ON, where exists a decent jazz community and played a pretty big part in my development of jazz..." ​

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