Yeol Eum Son thrilled audiences with Ravel and Stravinsky when she came last to ENF. She is currently an Artist-in-Residence with the Residentie Orkest, and makes a succession of debuts this season including Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the SCO and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. As a chamber musician she has been both an Artistic Director (of Music in PyeongChang), and a regular partner with, among others, the violinist Svetlin Roussev and the Modigliani Quartet. 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. Born in Wonju, South Korea in 1986, she received her first piano lessons at the age of three-and-a-half. She was among the prize winners at the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians in 1997 and won the Oberlin International Piano Competition two years later. Yeol Eum attracted international attention winning second prize and the Best Chamber Music Performance at the 2009 Van Cliburn Competition; subsequently, at the 2011 International Tchaikovsky Competition she won the Silver Medal and received the coveted competition’s prizes for Best Chamber Concerto Performance and Best Performance of the Commissioned Work.