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Yeol Eum Son
Korea
Age 23






Yeol Eum Son has performed with most of the leading orchestras in South Korea as well as the Israel, Tokyo, and Warsaw Philharmonics, among other noted orchestras. In 2004 at the age of eighteen, she was the featured soloist on tour with the New York Philharmonic conducted by Lorin Maazel in Asia. Ms. Son participated at the welcoming concert for Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations in 2007 and was again invited to perform with the New York Philharmonic when they returned to Seoul in 2008.  She has been heard at several international music festivals, including the Arthur Rubinstein (Israel); the Beethoven Easter and Chopin (Poland); Klavier Olympiade and Rheingau (Germany), and the Bowdoin (United States).  Among other non-musical interests, Ms. Son is a passionate basketball fan and keeps up with her hometown team in Wonju, Kangwon Province.

Competition and Awards:
2005   Rubinstein International Master Competition, Third Prize
2002  Viotti International Music Competition, First Prize
2000  Ettlingen International Piano Competition, First Prize
1997  Tchaikovsky International Competition, Second Prize

Professional Training:
2006-  Hochschule f├╝r Musik und Theater, Hannover
2002-06 Korean National University of Arts

Teachers:
2006-  Arie Vardi
1998-06 Dae-Jin Kim
1993-98 Nam Joo Lee
1992-96 Kyung Rok Kim
1990-92 Yong Sook Kim


2009 VAN CLIBURN COMPETITION REPERTOIRE

PRELIMINARY RECITAL
Haydn  Sonata in C major Hob. XVI:48
Schumann  Fantasiest├╝cke, Op. 12
Liszt  Spanish Rhapsody

SEMIFINAL RECITAL
Debussy  Preludes, Book I:
    Le vent dans la plaine
    Les sons et les parfumes tournent dans lair du soir
    Les collines d'Anacapri
    Des pas sur la niege
    Ce qu'a vu le vent d'Ouest
    La fille aux cheveux de lin
Godowsky  Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes from Die Fledermaus by J. Strauss II
Bates  White Lies for Lomax
Barber  Sonata for Piano, Op. 26

SEMIFINAL CHAMBER
Brahms  Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34

FINAL RECITAL
Bach-Petri  Sheep May Safely Graze
Schubert  Impromptu in B-flat major, D 935, No. 3
  Impromptu in F minor, D 935, No. 4
Beethoven  Sonata in C minor, Op. 111

FINAL CONCERTI
Chopin  Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21
Prokofiev  Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16

This biography was most recently edited by...
vcf - 24 Apr 2009
vcf - 27 Mar 2009
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