We are very pleased to announce vilonist Esther Yoo as our Artist in Residence for 2017/18 Classical Concert Series. Esther Yoo first came to international attention in 2010 when, aged 16, she became the youngest prizewinner of the 10th International Sibelius Violin Competition. Her recent performances have included appearing in the 2016/17 BBC Proms with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and making her Wigmore Hall debut in 2016. She has performed all over the world including working with the Minnesota Orchestra, performing with the Karol Szymanowski Philharmonic in Krakow and the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrucken Kaiserslautern for concerts with Shi Yeon Sung in Germany and Korea. She has also performed in at the Lincoln Center, New York and undetaken may recitals in the UK and Spain.
On being chosen to be the 2017/18 Classical Concert Series Artist in Residence Esther said:
“I am very excited and honoured to be the Artist in Residence at Cambridge Corn Exchange. I have great memories from performing there last year with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Maestro Ashkenazy. The audience was very warm and I also enjoyed the opportunity to premiere a wonderful contemporary work, ‘laulan’ by Jay Richardson, alongside some very talented young musicians in collaboration with the Cambridgeshire Music Service. I look forward to returning for more projects and to connect with the Cambridge audiences again!”