Known as her beautiful and warm tone and scholastic approach of performance, flutist Gina Yoon started playing the flute at the age of 10. To study music more in depth, she moved to the States and attended Idyllwild Arts Academy in California where she studied with Sara Andon, professor at Redland University. After she graduated, she earned her Bachelor of music degree in flute performance from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign where she was offered scholarship. Finishing her degree, she moved to Indiana to study with Thomas Robertello and Kathryn Lukas in Indiana University, Jacob School of Music. As a recipient of Artistic Excellence Award from Jacob School of music, she got her Master’s degree and performer’s diploma.
Then, she was appointed as Adjunct Professor at Ulsan University in Korea. As an enthusiastic teacher, she gave private flute lessons, coached chamber ensembles and led flute orchestra at the university. While she was teaching students and maintaining her private studio, she was also working towards her Doctorate of Musical Art degree in Hanyang University in Seoul, Korea. She is now doctorate candidate.
To gain more teaching experiences outside of the school, she has been awarded the opportunity to perform in masterclasses for Jeanne Baxtresser, Jeffrey Khaner, Jim Walker, Ransom Wilson, Thomas Robertello, Marianne Gedigian, Walfrid Kujala, Wissam Boustany and Jan Vinci.
As an orchestral flute player, she had opportunities to play various positions in many orchestras; she was a guest principal flute from Choongnam Philharmonic Orchestra in Korea, substitute piccolo player from Cheonan Philharmonic Orchestra for their multiple seasons, principal flute for Indiana summer music festival orchestra and guest flute player from Peoria Symphony Orchestra in Illinois.
Also, she had played as a soloist and gave recitals. She was featured as a soloist in Korea flute society orchestra and performed in Seoul Art Center. She performed as a soloist in Saarburg Music Festival in Germany. She had a solo recital in Sejong Art Center in Seoul, Korea.