Highly regarded as a brilliant virtuoso with a rare balance between energy and expression, Yeol Eum Son performs all over the world as a soloist and in recital. She is also renowned for her creative and innovative programming and holds the position of Artistic Director of Music in PyeongChang, one of South Korea’s largest classical music festivals. Her concerto repertoire, which includes over 80 works, varies from Bach, the complete Mozart concertos, early German and Russian Romantic composers, and Gershwin and Salonen. She also regularly performs in a chamber music setting.
Yeol Eum Son’s rapidly emerging career has seen her perform with major orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic, Detroit Symphony, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, and Bergen Philharmonic, and in recital at venues and series including Casa da Música in Porto, Nieuwe Kerk in The Hague, KKL in Luzerne, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, and the San Francisco Chamber Music Society. In the UK, she has performed at the BBC Proms and East Neuk Festival and with orchestras including CBSO, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Her critically-acclaimed discography includes recordings of Mozart’s Piano Concertos with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and Sir Neville Marriner as well as solo works by Schumann and Kapustin, all on Onyx Classics.
The 2022-23 season sees Yeol Eum embark on a season-long residency at the Residentie Orkest in The Hague as well as the release of her first recording on the Naïve label in March 2023, the first installment of her complete recording cycle of Mozart's piano sonatas.