Hee Jin Yoon
Hee Jin Yoon is very active as a soloist, orchestra musician, chamber musician and teacher. She
is co-founder of Flute and Harp Duo Dolce and Duo Gliss harp duo. She is co-founder/director
of LA Youth Harp Ensemble and LYHE Solo Harp Competition. She has performed at Redlands,
CA for American Harp Society Conference 2018 and Logan, Utah for American Harp Society
Summer Institute 2015.
Yoon was principal harpist of Lancaster Festival Orchestra from 2008 to 2015 and has played in
the Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Korean Symphony Orchestra and
Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. Recently, she has played with many other orchestras in
Yoon was born in Boston, Massachusetts and she grew up in Seoul, Korea and received a
Bachelor’s degree from the Seoul National. She came back to United States and earned a Master
of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music as a student
of Gillian Benet Sella of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. She also received a Performer Diploma from the Indiana University with the distinguished Professor, Susann McDonald. She won Concerto Competition at University of Cincinnati. She received awards including Victor Salvi Awards , Busan MBC Broadcast Competition. As a soloist, she has performed Debussy’s Danse sacrée et profane with Lancaster Festival Orchestra, Mozart’s Concerto for Flute and Harp in C Major, K. 299 with CCM Philharmonic Orchestra, Handel’s Concerto Op.4 No.6 with the Korean Symphony Orchestra, Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro and Lutoslawski’s Concerto for Oboe and Harp with the CCM Concert Chamber Orchestra.
She was on harp instructor at God’s Bible College from 2009 to 2012 in Cincinnati. She moved to California in 2012 and continues her career as a harpist to share her music with colleagues, audiences, composers and students.