Born in Daejeon, Korea, saxophonist Chansol Jeon completed his secondary education at the Daejeon School of the Arts and graduated from Yonsei University before leaving to study in France. In 2018, he completed his studies with Jean-Denis Michat at the Conservatoire de Lyon, and in 2019, he was the first Korean to be admitted and graduate with excellent results, , obtaining his master's degree from the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles, where Vincent David had just taken up his post.
As a soloist and member of ensembles, he has given a variety of performances in Korea with such groups as the Suwon Symphony Orchestra, the Siheung Orchestra, the Yonsei Wind Orchestra, the Bucheon City Choir, and the Chuncheon City Choir, leading a dynamic performance activity and displaying a wide range of musical abilities. Not only in Korea, but also during his studies in France, he was a member of the saxophone ensemble L'Artisanat Furieux, displaying his musical talent in various fields such as chamber music, orchestra, and as a guest artist at a concert to celebrate the 120th anniversary of Korea-Belgium relations, where he received critical acclaim.
After his return to Korea, Chansol Jeon continued his active concert activity, starting with a homecoming recital at Kumho Art Hall Yonsei, and established his position as a performer on many stages such as BOZAR Hall, Lotte Concert Hall, and the National Theater of Korea. He has also ventured into the media, appearing on EBS 11 o'clock Classic with Jung Kyung. In addition to his solo activities, he formed the Colosax Quartet with three other saxophonists who studied in France, Belgium and Germany, and performs extensively in Korea.
While pursuing various activities as a musician, he is currently assistant conductor of the Korean Wind Orchestra and the youngest saxophone teacher at Yonsei University and Hanyang University, training the next generation.
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