Houston Symphony Announces New Concertmaster After 3 Year Search
The Houston Symphony has announced the appointment of South Korean-born violinist Yoonshin Song as its new Concertmaster
The Houston Symphony, in Houston, Texas, United States has today announced the appointment of South Korean-born violinist Yoonshin Song as its new Concertmaster - effective from the commencement of the 2019-2020 season.
She will replace Frank Huang, who stood down from the role in 2016 to take up the equivalent position with the New York Philharmonic.
A graduate of the New England Conservatory and the Manhattan School of Music, Yoonshin has served as Concertmaster of the Detroit Symphony since 2012.
The orchestra has indicated they were looking at a total of 39 candidates for the position - 17 who performed as Guest Concertmaster with the ensemble.
"Yoonshin’s exceptional musicality, artistry, experience, and personality made her our unanimous choice …,” Houston Symphony Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada has said.
“I am thrilled that she will be joining us and look forward to working with her, knowing that she will enrich the musical life of our city through our work together with the orchestra," he has said.
YOOSHIN SONG | PROKOFIEV VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 1 IN D MAJOR | ROBERT TREVINO & DETROIT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | 2015
28mayAll Day16julSitka International Cello Seminar(All Day) The Miner Music Center at Stevenson Hall, 104 Jeff Davis St. Sitka, Alaska 99835Event Type :Other
02junAll Day10Michael Hill International Violin Competition(All Day) Auckland Town Hall, Queen Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New ZealandEvent Type :competitions
07jun8:30 pm10:30 pmVirtual EventNorth Shore Chamber Music Festival Presents: Fairy's Kiss8:30 pm - 10:30 pm Event Type :Streams
10jun8:30 pm10:30 pmVirtual EventNorth Shore Chamber Music Festival Presents: Your Heart's Desire8:30 pm - 10:30 pm Event Type :Streams
03julAll Day09Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition(All Day) Melbourne Recital Center, 31 Sturt Street, Southbank VIC 3006, AustraliaEvent Type :competitions
07julAll Day15The Malher Competition(All Day) Joseph-Keilberth-Saal, Konzerthalle Bamberg Mußstraße 1 96047 Bamberg GERMANYEvent Type :competitions