Yeol Eum Son

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Yeol Eum Son


Yeol Eum Son’s graceful and timeless interpretations, crystalline touch and versatile, thrilling performances have caught the attention of audiences worldwide. She is highly regarded as a brilliant virtuoso whose playing has a rare balance between enormous kinetic energy and substantial gravity. Yeol Eum performs all over the world as a recitalist and soloist with orchestras. An avid chamber musician, in 2018 Yeol Eum was appointed Artistic Director of Music in PyeongChang Festival, being responsible for programming both summer and winter editions at the Olympic site in PyeongChang. 

Praised for her widely eclectic and rich concerti repertoire, ranging from Bach, all-Mozart, early German and Russian Romantic to Gershwin, Szymanowski, Ligeti and Salonen, as a soloist Yeol Eum has collaborated with major ensembles worldwide such as New York Philharmonic, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Dresdner Philharmoniker, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken, Tonkunstler Orchestra at the Grafenegg Festival, Bergen Philharmonic, CBSO, Aurora Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, KBS Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Virtuosi, St. Petersburg, Belgrade, Zagreb, Sofia Philharmonic and RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra among many others.

Yeol Eum performs with conductors such as Dmitri Kitayenko, Valery Gergiev, Vasily Petrenko, Vladimir Spivakov, Andrew Manze, Susanna Mälkki, Krzysztof Urbański, Omer Meir Wellber, Pietari Inkinen, Jonathan Nott, Mikko Franck, Nicholas Collon, Jaime Martin, Roberto González-Monjas, Joana Carneiro, Pablo González, Jun Märkl, Case Scaglione, Gergely Madaras, Ryan Bancroft, Anja Bihlmaier and Rune Bergmann.

Earlier in the year, Yeol Eum made concerti debut at the Salle Philharmonique de Liège with Liège Philharmonic; Philharmonie de Paris debut with Orchestre National d’Île-de-France and a debut with Spanish Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra at Madrid’s Teatro Monumental. Across the 21/22 season, Yeol Eum looks forward to making debut with the Budapest Festival Orchestra at Palace of Arts in Budapest; Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and Eindhoven’s Muziekgebouw Frits Philips debut with Philharmonie Zuid Nederland; Finnish debut with Helsinki Philharmonic at the Helsinki Music Centre; Singapore debut at the Victoria Concert Hall with Singapore Symphony; debuts with Basel, Norrköping and Castilla y León Symphony Orchestras, Szczecin Philharmonic and Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn among others. In the 21/22 season, Yeol Eum also returns to Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken for multiple performances under the baton of their Chief, Pietari Inkinen.

Distinguished highlights of the recent concert seasons in the United Kingdom include Yeol Eum’s Royal Albert Hall and BBC Proms debut with the BBC Philharmonic in summer 2019 (Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 15); CBSO debut in Birmingham (Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 21) Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken for multiple performances under the baton of their Chief, Pietari Inkinen.