Yoobin Son, flute.



Monday, November 26th, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Liederkranz Concert Hall
6 East 87th Street
New York City



Cantanbile & Presto –Enesco

 Sonata – Poulenc

 Sinfonische Kanzone – Karg-Elert

 Variations on Trockne Blumen from Die schöne Müllerin – Schubert


As a leading force in today's generation of young artists, the award-winning flutist, the principal flutist of Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, and soon-to-be full-time flutist of the New York Philharmonic, 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 Koussevitzky International Winds Competition, and the Conductor’s award at the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Auditions.


As winner of the 2012 William Kapell International Piano Competition, Yekwon Sunwoo performed as soloist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under the direction of David Lockington. He has performed as soloist with Orchestre National de Belgique under the baton of Marin Alsop, l’Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie under the baton of Paul Goodwin, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Christopher Wilkins, l’Orchestre Philharmonique du Maroc, Incheon Philharmonic Orchestra, and Daegu Orchestra.

Mr. Sunwoo made his New York City debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in 2009 as winner of the Florida International Piano Competition. Other awards include First Prize in the 2012 Piano Campus International Concours, a laureate in the 2010 Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, First Prize in the 2009 Concours International de Piano "Interlaken Classics," First Prize in the Daegu Broadcasting Competition, First Prize in the Ewha-Kyung Hyang Competition, and Grand Prize in the Kukmin-Ilbo/Hansei University Competition.

Mr. Sunwoo was invited to perform at the Summit Music Festival, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Toronto Summer Music Academy and Festival, and Music from Angel Fire. In addition, he has given numerous recitals throughout France, Germany, Switzerland, and Morocco.

Mr. Sunwoo’s vivid chamber music experience includes an invitation from the Kumho Asiana Cultural Foundation in 2007, touring Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Panama. He has collaborated with Ida Kavafian and Peter Wiley in 2010 with Curtis On Tour and with Roberto Díaz on the Bay Chamber Concerts summer series in 2008. He has also performed with Gary Hoffman, Anne-Marie McDermott, and Michael Tree.

Mr. Sunwoo was born in AnYang, Korea, and began studying piano at the age of eight. He has studied with Min-ja Shin and Sun-wha Kim in Korea, and with Seymour Lipkin at Curtis Institute of Music. He is currently pursuing a Master of Music at the Juilliard School studying with Robert McDonald.