„Große Klaviermusik“ mit Yeol Eum Son am Dienstag, den 11. Juni 2019

Werke Ludwig van Beethovens im Kleinen Konzertsaal am Folkwang Campus Duisburg

Bei der beliebten Konzertreihe „Große Klaviermusik_Sparkassenkonzerte veranstaltet von der Folkwang Universität der Künste“ ist nächste Woche die südkoreanische Pianistin Yeol Eum Son zu Gast. Yeol Eum Son ist international bekannt und spielte als Solistin bereits in namhaften Konzerthäusern wie der San Francisco Chamber Society, dem House of Music in Moskau oder dem KKL Luzern.



Bei ihrem Gastspiel an Folkwang widmet sich Yeol Eum Son Werken Ludwig van Beethovens. In der ersten Hälfte des Abends stehen Beethovens „Klaviersonate 27 op. 90“ und die „Klaviersonate Nr. 30 op. 109“ aus dem Jahr 1820 auf dem Programm. Anschließend interpretiert Yeol Eum Son die so genannte „Hammerklaviersonate“ (Klaviersonate Nr. 29 op. 106), die als eines der technisch anspruchsvollsten Klavierwerke aller Zeiten gilt.

Die „Große Klaviermusik“ mit Yeol Eum Son findet am Dienstag, den 11. Juni, um 19.30 Uhr im Kleinen Konzertsaal am Campus Duisburg statt. Karten gibt es zum Preis von 10 Euro (ermäßigt 5 Euro) über die Folkwang Kartenhotline unter 0201_4903-231, per Mail unter karten(at) und gegebenenfalls an der Abendkasse.

Biographie Yeol Eum Son
Yeol Eum Son’s graceful and timeless interpretations, crystalline touch and versatile, thrilling performances have caught the attention of audiences worldwide. Praised for her widely eclectic concerti repertoire, ranging from Bach and all-Mozart to Shchedrin and Gershwin, her recent concerto highlights include appearances with the Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Dresdner Philharmoniker, The Tonkünstler Orchestra at the Grafenegg Festival and Bergen Philharmonic (Dmitrij Kitajenko and Pablo González); a debut Paris date with Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France (Mikko Franck); Swiss concerto debut with Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (Susanna Mälkki and Jonathan Nott) amongst many others.

A distinguished Mozart interpreter, across the 17/18 season Yeol Eum made major UK debuts with the CBSO in Birmingham (Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 with Omer Meir Wellber) and at London’s Cadogan Hall with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields (Mozart’s Piano Concerti Nos 8 & 21). Her London debut coincided with Onyx CD release of a highly acclaimed all-Mozart recording featuring Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields under Sir Neville Marriner for whom it was the very last recording. According to The Times Yeol Eum Son is a model of clarity and fleetness whilst Gramophone called the recording an uncommonly fine Mozartian debut.

Strengthening her UK presence, in the 18/19 season Yeol Eum makes her BBC Prom debut with the BBC Philharmonic under the baton of Omer Meir Wellber interpreting Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 15. Most recently Yeol Eum also made her debut at King’s Place with Aurora Orchestra (Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 with Nicholas Collon) and appeared at the Wigmore Hall for a chamber collaboration with the cellist Natalie Klein. In the 19/20 Yeol Eum makes her debut with Liverpool Philharmonic (Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto with Andrew Manze) and tours the UK with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra (Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the left hand with Yan Pascal Tortelier).

Further recent and future distinguished concerti appearances include collaborations with Moscow Virtuosi (Mozart Piano Concerti Nos 13 & 21 with Vladimir Spivakov); St. Petersburg Philharmonic (Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the left hand with Alexander Dimitriev); Budapest Festival Orchestra (Rachmaninov No. 2 with Dmitrij Kitajenko); Singapore and West Australian Symphony Orchestras (Mozart’s Piano Concerti Nos 27 & 21 with Vasily Petrenko) and WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne interpreting Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 arranged for Piano and String Quintet.
A sensitive, emotional and powerful pianist, Yeol Eum gives frequent solo and chamber music performances across the globe. Most recent recitals include debuts with San Francisco Chamber Music Society, The Phillips Collection in Washington DC, Helsingborg Piano Festival, International Piano Series in Switzerland, Welsh debut at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Scottish recital debut at the East Neuk Festival for which The Scotsman presides Yeol Eum for having found that vital emotional connection with the music and physically embracing its raw energy and dynamic extremes with ferocious virtuosity. Further significant recital debuts include appearances in Luzerne (KKL Saal), Istanbul (Istanbul Recitalleri), Porto (Casa da Música), Moscow (House of Music) and Belgrade (Kolarac Concert Hall).

Yeol Eum’s new releases include two DECCA albums: recital CD Modern Times- featuring solo piano music written between 1910-1920 by Berg, Prokofiev, Stravinsky and Ravel, and Schumann and Brahms CD with violinist Clara-Jumi Kang. Previous albums include debut CD of complete Chopin Etudes (2004); Chopin Nocturnes for Piano and Strings (2008); prize-winning Cliburn Competition live performance (2009) and a multi-channel SACD O’ New World Music (2012).

In 2018, Yeol Eum was appointed Artistic Director of PyeongChang Music Festival & School in her native Korea where she is responsible for programming both summer and winter festivals at the Olympic site in PyeongChang. Yeol Eum is Honorary Ambassador of the Seoul Arts Center and her home city of Wonju. A double Second Prize winner at the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in 2011 and at the 13th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2009, Yeol Eum Son was a student of Arie Vardi at the Hochschule für Musik Theater und Medien Hannover in Germany, where she now lives. She holds a degree from the Korean National University of Arts.


Kristina Schulze / 06. June 2019