Emma Yoon, born in Seoul, South Korea, began learning the violin at the age of 5 in New Zealand. After gaining her Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand studying under Stephen Larsen in 2011, she moved to Germany in 2012 after being accepted into the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover studying under Professor Elisabeth Kufferath. From 2006-2008, she was a scholarship holder in the Pettman Junior Academy and was awarded the Pettman Special Scholarship in 2011. This year in September, Emma won the internship with the NDR Radiophilharmonie Orchestra in Germany.
In her solo achievements, she won 2nd place and the Audience Choice Award at the New Zealand National Concerto Competition final in 2010 playing the Barber Violin Concerto with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. She has participated in numerous masterclasses for both solo and string quartet with artists such as Pinchas Zukerman, Ida Haendel, Donald Weilerstein, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt and Mikhail Kopelman. She has performed in numerous in festivals such as Convivium Musicum in Serbia, Akaroa International Music Festival in New Zealand EuroArts in Halle, Germany.
Emma was first violinist of the Lazarus String Quartet (2010-2013) who won the Pettman/Royal Overseas League Arts Scholarship in 2010 and was then flown to the UK for a concert tour in 2011. They performed in various concert halls such as St Martin-in-the-Fields and participated in the Lake District Summer School. The quartet was taken on by the ProQuartet Association in France and regularly participated in the ProQuartet Professional String Quartet Training courses in Paris, France studying with Professor Eberhard Feltz and Valentin Erben. The Lazarus String Quartet made their France debut in 2013 performing in Salle-Gaveau in Paris.