Jooyeon Kong was born in Seoul, Korea, where she began playing the violin at the age of seven. She continued her studies at the Yewon School, the Seoul High School for the Arts, and the preparatory division of the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. She earned her bachelor’s degree in music performance from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University where she studied with Kathleen Winkler, and her master’s degree and Artist Diploma from the Yale School of Music under the tutelage of Peter Oundjian.
A member of the St. Louis Symphony from 2006 to 2016, Jooyeon Kong is an active chamber musician and performer of new music, and has performed on numerous occasions in the collaborative concert series presented by the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts and the STL Symphony. Her festival appearances include Cabrillo (Assistant Concertmaster), Bellingham, Banff, Yellow Barn, and Encuentro de Musica y Academia de Santender.