Yejin Gil started playing the piano at the age of five. Her fascination with twentieth century music begins with his musical training at the prestigious National University of Seoul. She performs with large Korean ensembles before leaving to study in Germany at the Folkwang Hoschule in Essen. She gives numerous concerts (Bach Festival-Thuringia and Ruhr Festival) and is invited as a soloist of the Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bergische Symphoniker. In 2010, she won the second prize at the Orleans International Competition, where she won four special awards – Sacem Prize, Nadia Boulanger Prize, Albert Roussel Prize and Hitachi Prize. She is also named best interpreter of Interstices by Philippe Hurel, created during the final of the Concours d’Orléans in March 2010. In 2012, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the death of Olivier Messiaen and the 150th anniversary of the birth of Debussy, Yejin Gil devoted herself mainly to the works of these composers and performed several times in France, notably in Metz, at the Sully and Loiret Festival and in Strasbourg.
Yejin Gil released Solstice at the end of 2013 “Fulgurances” – contemporary piano works (Unsuk Chin, Pierre Boulez, György Ligeti and Olivier Messiaen)
The Academy Charles Cros awarded on December 09, 2014, a ‘Coup de Coeur 2014’ in the category ‘Contemporary Music’ to Yejin Gil.
Since 1947, the Charles Cros Academy awards its annual Grands Prix du Disque, including the most prestigious, the President of the Republic Prize. She wanted to enhance the richness of the record production by introducing the Coups de Cœur allowing each commission to select the best records of the year. This year the Commission Musique Contemporaine has selected 14 discs and a DVD of the 43 discs selected for the years 2013 and 2014.