Yeol Eum Son Makes Her Play-Direct Debut with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

18 Apr 2023

Following highly successful debuts last year with Detroit and San Diego Symphony Orchestra, “Brilliantly inventive” (Limelight) concert pianist Yeol Eum Son returns to the USA to make her Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra debut in a trio of concerts from the 19-21 May. Yeol Eum will lead the orchestra from the bench in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Jacques Offenbach’s hauntingly beautiful Les Larmes de Jacqueline features SPCO cellist Sarah Lewis. More information and tickets are available here.

Yeol Eum’s great affinity with Chamber Orchestras is reflected in her recent collaborations with the Scottish Chamber and Aurora Orchestra as well as her upcoming debut with the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra in June this year. Next season, Yeol Eum will return to the United States and Canada for her debuts with the Atlanta, Pacific and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s as well as with NAC Ottawa.

Poetic elegance, an innate feeling for expressive nuance and the power to project bold dramatic contrasts are among the arresting attributes of Yeol Eum Son’s pianism. Her refined artistry rises from breathtaking technical control and a profound empathy for the emotional temper of the works within her strikingly wide repertoire. She is driven above all by her natural curiosity to explore a multitude of musical genres and styles and the desire to reveal what she describes as the “pure essence” of everything she performs.

Yeol Eum Son’s 2022-23 schedule includes a succession of debut performances with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra (Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2), the NDR Radiophilharmonie (Beethoven and Rachmaninov concertos), the Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias (Szymanowski’s Symphony No.4) and Musikkollegium Winterthur (Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major).

Photo credit: Marco Borggreve