Yeol Eum Son will make her debut with Music Director Case Scaglione at Orchestre national d’Île-de-France (ONDIF) in the Grande salle Pierre Boulez at the Philharmonie Paris on Saturday, 20 March. She will perform Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto. Scaglione will also conduct Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2. The concert will be streamed live on ONDIF’s website and social media channels, Philharmonie de Paris’ social media, and on IMG Artists’ Facebook page from 20:30 CEST.
The conductor and orchestra have earned acclaim for their previous Sibelius performances; Alain Cochard writes in Concert Classic that, “Scaglione has Sibelius in the head, as much as in the heart, and directs the entire program from memory. Sensation of space, interior profusion: the dramatic progression that the young maestro prints to the initial movement of the 5th Symphony…testifies to a full mastery of his subject…layering the sound plans and making feel the irrepressible push of force leading to the majestic choir of the last movement.”
Case Scaglione is in his second year as Music Director of Orchestre national d’Île-de-France (ONDIF). He is also the Chief Conductor of the Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn. High in demand as a symphonic conductor across the globe, his recent and future distinguished collaborations include debuts and return appearances with NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, Castilla y León Symphony Orchestra, RTVE Symphony Orchestra in Madrid, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, Brussels Philharmonic and Szczecin Philharmonic Orchestra. In North America, Case works with New York Philharmonic, Houston, Dallas, Detroit, Phoenix, San Diego and Baltimore symphony orchestras. In Asia, he has led concerts with the China Philharmonic Orchestra as well as Shanghai and Guangzhou symphony orchestras, in addition to regular returns to the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.
Yeol Eum Son’s graceful and timeless interpretations, crystalline touch and versatile, thrilling performances have caught the attention of audiences worldwide. She is highly regarded as a brilliant virtuoso whose playing has a rare balance between enormous kinetic energy and substantial gravity. Praised for her widely eclectic concerti repertoire, ranging from Bach, all-Mozart, early German and Russian Romantic to Gershwin and Ligeti, She has collaborated with major ensembles worldwide such as the New York Philharmonic, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Dresdner Philharmoniker, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken, Tonkunstler Orchestra at the Grafenegg Festival, Bergen Philharmonic, CBSO, Aurora Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, KBS Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Virtuosi, St. Petersburg, Belgrade, Zagreb, Sofia Philharmonic and RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra among many others.
Watch Yeol Eum Son’s Debut with Music Director Case Scaglione and Orchestre national d’Île-de-France on 20 March from 20:30 CEST
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