Pianist Yeol Eum Son makes her debut in the Norwegian capital with the Oslo Philharmonic on 4 April. She performs Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the orchestra under conductor Eivind Aadland. This marks her first return to the Nordic region since her 22/23 season’s Finnish Radio Symphony debut (Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18 with conductor Dima Slobodeniouk). In Norway, Yeol Eum has previously collaborated with the Bergen Philharmonic. Among distinguished upcoming concerto appearances this season are debuts with the Atlanta Symphony under Dmitry Matvienko and Pacific Symphony under Shiyeon Sung in the United States and return collaboration with the Seoul Philharmonic under the baton van Jaap van Zweden.

Yeol Eum’s spring 2024 has seen the release of Love Music (Naïve) with Svetlin Roussev and an album launch recital tour throughout South Korea. Last month Yeol Eum also returned to Australia and New Zealand for concerto performances with the Tasmanian Symphony, West Australian Symphony and Auckland Philharmonia.

Poetic elegance, an innate feeling for expressive nuance and the power to project bold, dramatic contrasts are among the arresting attributes of Yeol Eum Son’s pianism. Her refined artistry rises from breathtaking technical control and a profound empathy for the emotional temper of the works within her strikingly wide repertoire. She is driven above all by her natural curiosity to explore a multitude of musical genres and styles and the desire to reveal what she describes as the “pure essence” of everything she performs. Yeol Eum refuses to impose limits on her artistic freedom and remains determined to explore new artistic territory. Her choice of repertoire, which spans everything from the works of Bach and Mozart to those of Shchedrin and Kapustin, is guided chiefly by the quality and depth of the music.

WATCH: Yeol Eum Son performs Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op 21 with Eivind Aadland & Tasmanian Symphony