Born in Hong Kong, Tiffany Poon 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.
In 2014, Tiffany was named National YoungArts Winner in the United States and in 2018, she was selected as a Young Artists Foundation Fellow in Germany. 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 USA 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 2017 Walter W. Naumburg Foundation International Piano Competition in USA.
In 2014, Tiffany attended the Columbia University on a full scholarship and studied piano with Emanuel Ax and Joseph Kalichstein at Juilliard through the Columbia – Juilliard Exchange program. 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 Fall 2018, she will begin her studies in the Master of Music program with full scholarship at Yale School of Music with Dean Robert Blocker.
Her debut album, “Natural Beauty,” with the recording label KAWAI Edition, was released in May 2014, winning high acclaim. 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.