Hankyeol Yoon was the youngest ever recipient of the Neeme Järvi Prize at the 2019 Gstaad Menuhin Festival and received conducting invitations from the Basel Chamber Orchestra and the Basel and Bern Symphony Orchestras.
In the 2022/23 season he made his debuts with Bern Symphony Orchestra and Busan Philharmonic Orchestra and assisted Simon Rattle for the European tour of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Recent highlights include concerts with the Munich Symphony Orchestra, Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock and Korean National Symphony Orchestra. From 2019 to 2021 he was chief conductor of Theater und Orchester Neubrandenburg / Neustrelitz. Hankyeol Yoon has also worked as an assistant conductor with Nuremberg State Theatre, Grand Théâtre de Genève and Heidenheim Opera Festival, and with Daniel Harding and Thomas Adès.
Hankyeol Yoon was awarded third prize at Campus Dirigieren in Nuremberg, and was also a finalist at the Sir Georg Solti International Conductors’ Competition (2020) and the Deutscher Dirigentenpreis (2021).
Also a prize-winning composer, he was mentored by the Peter Eötvös Foundation in Budapest, where his compositions were conducted by Peter Eötvös; he also received mentoring from George Benjamin. Under Unsuk Chin, he made his debut as conductor and composer at the Tongyeong International Music Festival. In 2021 his piece Grande Hipab was given its premiere by Ensemble Modern in Frankfurt.
Born in Daegu, South Korea, Hankyeol Yoon studied conducting, composition and piano at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich.