Tiffany Poon was born in Hong Kong. She was accepted into the Juilliard School Pre-College Division on a full scholarship at age 8 and made her concerto debut at age 10. Since then, she has given solo recitals throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and China and has appeared as soloist with orchestras in the United States and Europe.
Tiffany was named a 2014 National YoungArts Winner in the United States. Her recent prizes include First Prize and Best Performance of Concerto Award at The 8th Moscow International Frederick Chopin Competition for Young Pianists in 2012, First Prize at Kaufman Music Center International Youth Piano Competition in 2013, First Prize at Juilliard School Pre-College Concerto Competition in 2014, Second Prize at the 10th Chopin Golden Ring International Piano Competition in Slovenia in 2014. Most recently, she won Third Prize at the “Debut at the Berlin Philharmonic Hall” International Concerto Competition, First Prize at the Manhattan International Music Competition, Third Prize at the 17th International Robert Schumann Competition in Germany in 2016 and Second Prize at the Walter W. Naumburg Foundation 2017 Piano Competition.
Tiffany is a John Jay Scholar, currently majoring in Philosophy at Columbia University, and studies piano through the Columbia-Juilliard Exchange Program with Emanuel Ax and Joseph Kalichstein at Juilliard. Her debut album, “Natural Beauty,” with the recording label KAWAI Edition, was released in May 2014. The album features works by Bach, Haydn, Chopin, Liszt and Debussy. In addition to competing, performing and studying, she also devotes her time to making videos on YouTube, where she interacts with her loyal classical music audience.