Yeol Eum SonPiano
Yeol Eum Son Piano
– After studying at Korea National University of Arts, studied with Arie Vardi at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover in Germany
– A second-prize winner as well as two special prizes at the Tchaikovsky International Music Competition in 2011
– Had close collaborations with Valery Gergiev, Dmitri Kitajenko, and Lorin Maazel. Also performed with many distinguished orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, Radio France Philharmonic, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, NHK Symphony, and Konzerthausorchester Berlin
– Recently released a recording of Mozart piano concerto with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, which became Sir Neville Marriner’s last recording
Dmitri Kitajenko Conductor
Born in 1940 in Leningrad (now St Petersburg), Dmitrij Kitajenko studied at the famous Glinka School of Music and the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory, before leaving to study with Leo Ginzburg in Moscow as well as Hans Swarowsky and Karl Österreicher in Vienna. In 1990, Dmitrij Kitajenko moved to the West, successively becoming Principal Conductor of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of Bern/Switzerland and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. From 2012 to 2017, Dmitrij Kitajenko has also been Principal Guest Conductor of Berlin’s Konzerthausorchester. In September 2015, he was named Conductor of Honor by the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2018, OehmsClassics released Stravinsky’s Symphony op. 1 and his Suites Nos. 1 & 2 as well as Glazunov’s Seasons and Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings with the Zagreb Philharmonic. The Second Symphony by Jean Sibelius, recorded with the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne received the ICMA Award 2019 as best recording in the category Symphonic Music. Dmitrij Kitajenko’s discography encompasses a total of more than 250 recordings, mostly with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and the Danish National Symphony Orchestra.
PyeongChang Festival OrchestraOrchestra
PyeongChang Festival Orchestra Orchestra
The PyeongChang Festival Orchestra (PFO) was established in 2018 and made its debut at the 15th Music in PyeongChang. The orchestra consists of mainly but not limited to Korean musicians who play for major orchestras around the world, and non-Korean musicians who are members of major orchestras in Korea. Their highly anticipated and widely acclaimed debut took place on July 28, 2018, when PFO performed Rachmaninov’s Piano Concert no. 2 and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony no. 4 under the baton of Dmitrij Kitajenko, former Chief Conductor of the KBS Symphony. They were praised as the only world class festival orchestra in Asia other than the Saito Kinen Orchestra in Japan, and were likened to the Lucerne Festival Orchestra.