Flute, Serge & Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Award
As a leading force in today's generation of young artists, the award-winning flutist, and 2nd principal flutist of the New York Philharmonicthe and principal flutist of Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, Yoobin Son dazzles audiences all over the globe with her flawless technique, elegant musicianship, and insightful interpretations of the classical and contemporary repertoire.
As a concerto soloist, Ms. Son has performed with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the Florida Orchestra, the William Paterson University Orchestra, and the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. Ms. Son recently had a recital in Chicago, as a part of Dame Myra Hess Memorial concert series. She also has been featured in recital on the Young Artist Series of the Kumho Asiana Cultural Foundation in Seoul, Korea, and has toured numerous cities in the United States.
Ms. Son is also a dedicated chamber musician. She has performed at prestigious chamber music festivals such as the Marlboro Music Festival and Music from Angel Fire, where she collaborated with some of the finest musicians of this generation. She is currently a member of the acclaimed ensemble ACJW, which is the performing arm of The Academy, a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education, designed to connect musicians to the larger community by reaching out to new audiences in non-traditional ways.
An experienced orchestral musician, Ms. Son has worked with many renowned conductors such as Simon Rattle, Kurt Masur, Valery Gergiev, and Esa-Pekka Salonen. She is currently the Principal Flutist of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at Lincoln Center, and was Acting Principal Flutist of the New Haven Symphony during the 2008-2009 season. In addition, she has frequently performed as a guest artist with the New York Philharmonic, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, the Orchestra of St. Luke's, the Philharmonia of the Nations, Sejong Soloists, the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra, and the Korean Symphony Orchestra.
As a devoted teacher, she taught as a teaching artist at P.S.207K in Brooklyn through The Academy’s fellowship program. She was a teaching assistant to Robert Langevin at Manhattan School of Music in 2011, and to Ransom Wilson at Yale University from 2007 to 2009. Her private students have been accepted to prestigious colleges internationally, including The Juilliard School and Seoul National University.
Ms. Son's long list of accolades includes the Grand Prize at the Florida Orchestra Young Artist Competition, 1st Prize at the National Flute Association Soloist Competition, 2nd Prize at the Serge & Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards (All Winds/Brass) and the Conductor’s award at the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Auditions.