Born in Hong Kong, Tiffany Poon was accepted into the Juilliard School Pre-College Division on a full scholarship at the age of eight and made her solo and concerto debut in the USA when she was ten years old. Since then, she has given solo recitals throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Brazil, and China, and she has appeared with orchestras in the United States and Europe.
Her debut album, “Natural Beauty,” released by KAWAI Edition in May 2014, features works by Bach, Haydn, Chopin, Liszt and Debussy. The 2018-19 season includes recitals as part of the Klavierfestival Ruhr, the Rheingau Musikfestival, concerts in Brazil and Mexico, and a debut recital at the Huayi Festival at Singapore’s Esplanade. She will participate in the Bohème 2020 program as part of this summer’s Dresden Music Festival and will be featured as part of the Moritzburg Festival. In the 2019-20 season, she will debut at the Mozarteum with the Philharmonie Salzburg and conductor Elisabeth Fuchs.
In addition to performing and studying, she also devotes her time to making videos on YouTube, where she shares insights of her life as a musician, with the goal to peel back the curtain on classical music. Her social media following of nearly 90,000 subscribers has led to unique opportunities including having a drink named after her as part of Minnesota Public Radio’s 2018 Holiday Insta-Drinks Series for “Performance Today” with Fred Child. She was then featured in an interview in a February 2019 episode of “Performance Today.” Her reach through social media has been to create a community around classical music through in-person meet ups and social events.
Tiffany received a full scholarship from the Columbia University/Juilliard School exchange program and studied piano with Emanuel Ax and Joseph Kalichstein. She was named a John Jay Scholar by Columbia University for her outstanding academic and artistic achievements. In May 2018, she graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy, and that Fall, she began a Master of Music with a full scholarship at Yale School of Music.
In 2014, Tiffany was named National Young Arts Winner in the United States. Her awards include first prize and Best Performance of Concerto Award at the 8th Moscow International Frederick Chopin Competition for Young Pianists in 2012. Most recently, she won the first prize at the Manhattan International Music Competition, the third prize at the 17th International Robert Schumann Competition in Zwickau, Germany in 2016, and the second prize at the 2017 Walter W. Naumburg Foundation International Competition in the USA.
Tiffany Poon is a 2018 fellow of the Young Artists Foundation gGmbH in Germany and currently lives in Connecticut.