Yeol Eum Son
Praised for her widely eclectic concerti repertoire, ranging from Bach and all-Mozart to Shchedrin and Gershwin, her recent concerto highlights include appearances with the Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, Konzerthausorchester Berlin and Bergen Philharmonic under the baton of Dmitrij Kitajenko, a debut Paris date with Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and Mikko Franck, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra under Valery Gergiev, Seoul Philharmonic and European tour with KBS Symphony Orchestra.
A sensitive, emotional and powerful pianist, Yeol Eum gives frequent solo and chamber music performances around the world. In the current and future seasons, significant recitals include returns to the Helsingborg Piano Festival, Fribourg International Piano Series and debuts in Duisburg, Szczecin, East Neuk Festival and Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in the UK, San Francisco Chamber Music Society and The Phillips Collection in Washington DC in the States.
Yeol Eum Son was a student of Arie Vardi at the Hochschule für Musik Theater und Medien Hannover in Germany, where she now lives. She holds a degree from the Korean National University of Arts. Yeol Eum is an honorary ambassador of the Seoul Arts Center and her home city of Wonju.
Awards & Recognition
2011 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition second prize
2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition second prize
.. sparkling technique.
The Seattle Times
.. a blistering reading that left me gasping.