American pianist, Joshua Mhoon’s talent for piano was discovered at the age of 7. Quickly dedicating himself to the instrument, he advanced at an exponential rate, despite his comparatively late introduction to music. His quick progression landed him first place prizes in The DePaul National Concerto Competition, The Walgreens National Concerto Competition’s Senior and Junior divisions, The Emilio del Rosario Concerto competition, and accomplishments such as TV appearances on “The Tamron Hall Show”, NBC Chicago, CBS Chicago’s “Someone You Should Know”, Redbull TV, WTTW’s Chicago tonight, “The Mozart” on TV Asahi in Japan, along with a feature in the Emmy award winning episode of Built to Last on WGN. Mhoon has given live performances for worldwide audiences in Japan, England, France, Greece, Turkey, Austria, Spain and Italy, and several concert tours in Germany. In 2023, after winning The Silver Medal at the inaugural Nina Simone Piano Competition, Mhoon catapulted to new heights in the classical music industry, with engagements domestically, and abroad for the 2024-25 season. Recent and upcoming highlights of Mhoon’s career include performances with Yo Yo-Ma, Lang Lang, Anthony McGill, and Gil Shaham at an impressive number of venues, including the Jazz at Lincoln Center, Weill Recital Hall, and the world famous Stern Hall at Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall, Orchestra Hall at the Chicago Symphony Center, Alice Tully Hall, New World Symphony Center, Cincinatti Music Hall, and the Musikverein in Vienna. He hopes to foster an appreciation of classical music to reach a larger demographic of people. Mhoon is currently studying in New York City at the Juilliard School under the tutelage of world-renowned pianist Emanuel Ax and Julian Martin. As he said in a 2016 interview with WTTW, “I definitely want to make music my life.” Now, it is clear that Joshua Mhoon is doing exactly that.