Born in Hong Kong, Tiffany Poon was accepted into the Juilliard School Pre-College Division on a full scholarship at the age of 8 and made her solo and concerto debut in the USA when she was 10 years old. 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 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. In that fall, she began pursuing a Master of Music with a full scholarship at Yale School of Music, currently studying with Dean Robert Blocker.
Her debut album, “Natural Beauty,” released by KAWAI Edition in May 2014, won high acclaim. The album features works by Bach, Haydn, Chopin, Liszt and Debussy. 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. 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.
In 2014, Tiffany was named National YoungArts 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 and first prize at the Juilliard School Pre-College Concerto Competition in 2014. 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.