Yeol Eum Son

In high demand as a recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician, Yeol Eum Son has won critical plaudits for the profound insights and intelligence of her interpretations. She has appeared with such renowned orchestras as the Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin, Dresden Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, BBC Philharmonic, the Budapest Festival, Helsinki Philharmonic, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic, Basel Symphony, RTVE Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Symphony, and the Mariinsky Orchestra, under the baton of conductors such as Lorin Maazel, Dmitri Kitajenko, Valery Gergiev, Antonio Pappano, Andrew Manze, Jonathon Heyward, Ryan Bancroft, Eivind Aadland, to name but a few.

Yeol Eum first attracted international attention when she won the Second Prize and the Best Chamber Music Performance at the 2009 Van Cliburn Competition. She underlined her position among the most gifted artists of her generation at the 2011 International Tchaikovsky Competition, where she won the Silver Medal and received the coveted competition’s prizes for Best Chamber Concerto Performance and Best Performance of the Commissioned Work. The YouTube video of her performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.21 at the Tchaikovsky Competition has been viewed over 21 million times, thought to be a record figure for any live Mozart work on the platform.

Yeol Eum Son’s discography includes albums for Decca, Onyx, and Naïve labels. In 2016, she performed Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.21 with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields under Sir Neville Marriner, in what proved to be the conductor’s final recording.  Her most recent release is a stunning boxset of Mozart’s Complete Piano Sonatas which was named Classic FM’s Album of the Week.