Yeol Eum Son

Yeol Eum Son is a double 2nd Prize winner, at the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in 2011 and at the 13th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2009. Her graceful interpretations and thrilling performances of works ranging from Mozart to Shchedrin have caught the attention of audiences worldwide.

In 2017-18 season and beyond, Son’s orchestral debuts include the CBSO under Wellber, London’s Cadogan Hall with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Grafenegg Festival with The Tonkunstler Orchestra, Budapest Festival Orchestra under Kitajenko, and Orchestre de la Suisse Romande under Dutoit. Recitals include returns to the Helsingborg Piano Festival, Fribourg International Piano Series and debuts in Duisburg, San Francisco Chamber Music Society and The Phillips Collection in Washington DC.

Spring 2018 sees a release of her newest recording (Onyx) of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 21, of which her performance at the 2011 Tchaikovsky Competition has reached over 9 million views on YouTube. The recording features the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and Sir Neville Marriner for whom it was the very last recording.

Son currently studies with Arie Vardi at the Hochschule für Musik Theater und Medien Hannover in Germany. She is an honorary ambassador of the Seoul Arts Center and her home city of Wonju.

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Thur 28 June, 11.30am, Crail Church | c.65 mins | £17 / £13 / £5

Gershwin When you want ’em, you can’t get ’em…; Rialto Ripples Rag; Swanee | Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin | Stravinsky Petrouchka

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Yeol Eum Son, photo credit Marco Borggreve