ORQUESTRA FILARMÓNICA PORTUGUESA


SOYOUNG YOON


VIOLIN


OSVALDO FERREIRA 
| CONDUCTOR

ORQUESTRA FILARMÓNICA PORTUGUESA

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SEPTEMBER 21st 2019 – 9.30PM

CENTRO CULTURAL OLGA CADAVAL

Soyoung Yoon is a brilliant star of the musical world, whose boisterous rise is due to her enormous talent and catching energy. With the Portuguese Philharmonic Orchestra, under Osvaldo Ferreira musical direction, she will present the vibrant and lyrical Mendelsshon’s violin concerto, one of the most beloved icons of musical romanticism.

SOYOUNG YOON | VIOLINO

ORQUESTRA FILARMÓNICA PORTUGUESA

OSVALDO FERREIRA
| CONDUCTOR


PROGRAMA

FELIX MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847) – Concerto para violino n°1 em Mi menor, Op. 64

I. Allegro molto appassionato
II. Andante
III. Allegretto non troppo – Allegro molto vivace

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-1897) – Sinfonia nº 3 em Fá maior, Op. 90

I. Allegro com brio
II. Andante
III. Poco alllegretto 
IV. Allegro
 

ORQUESTRA FILARMÓNICA PORTUGUESA

Founded in May 2016 by Osvaldo Ferreira and Augusto Trindade, the Portuguese Philharmonic Orchestra (OFP) quickly captured the attention of the Portuguese musical and artistic milieu, being widely recognized by the public and critics as one of the best national symphonic orchestras. It’s high standards performance’s have led them to attract high-level technical and artistic musicians, award-winning instrumentalists, former members of the European Youth Orchestra and foreign resident musicians. These musicians are the soul of an orchestra that is already a reference and a symbol of quality.

Portuguese Philharmonic Orchestra presents symphonic concerts and opera, on a constant search for developing an unique and distinctive creative events, holding a reputation for its versatility, eclecticism and vision of the future.

Eldbjørg Hemsing, Kristina Miller, Mayuko Kamio, Miroslav Kultyshev, Pavel Gomziakov, Ray Chen, Soyoung Yoon or Yang have been a regular presence in their seasons. Also, the orchestra has been focusing on talented Portuguese performers such as Ana Beatriz Ferreira, Cristiana Oliveira, Horacio Ferreira, Luísa Tender, Raúl da Costa and Vasco Dantas.

The Portuguese Philharmonic Orchestra works under the Artistic Direction of maestro Osvaldo Ferreira, one of the most distinguish conductors from Portugal.

OSVALDO FERREIRA

As guest conductor, Osvaldo Ferreira recently performed with the St. Petersburg Orchestra in Russia, the Luxembourg Orchestra, the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon, the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra and Bühnen-Halle in Germany and the Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, among others.

Osvaldo Ferreira is the Artistic Director of the Portuguese Philharmonic Orchestra and the Concert Society of Brasilia. He was the musical director and titular conductor of the Symphonic Orchestra of Paraná (2011 to 2014) and director of the Curitiba Music Workshop. In Portugal, he was artistic director of the Algarve Orchestra and at the International Music Festival of Algarve as well director and administrator of the Municipal Theater of Faro. He recorded several CDs by Portuguese composers for Numérica and a double CD with Mozart symphonies. With Algarve Orchestra he conducted several concerts in Vienna, Brussels, Lisbon, Seville, Porto, Curitiba and London.

His carrier  includes more than 700 concerts, about 70 opera and ballet performances and also all Mozart's Masses and Requiem. The connection to contemporary music is one of the most important aspects of his work, especially the presentation of first auditions of works by some of the most important composers of today, such as, K. Penderecki, L. Auerbach, Jean-Luc Ponty, B. Sassetti, H. Rosenschoon, or G. Ligeti, among many others.

He has worked also with St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Rome Symphony, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Brazilian Symphony, Prague Orchestra, Lodz Philharmonic, Silesia Philharmonic, Nuremberg Symphony, Radio Philharmonic Renana, National Orchestra of Porto, Orchestra of the National Theater of San Carlos, Orchestra of the Olympic Theater of Vicenza, Orchestra of Catalonia, North Shore Orchestra (Chicago), Orchestra of the Festival of Music of Aspen (USA) and National Orchestra of Venezuela, between others.

She has a master's degree in orchestra (Chicago) and a post-graduate degree in the St. Petersburg Conservatory, in Ilya Mussin's class. He was awarded in 1999 at the Sergei Prokofiev Competition in Russia. Received the Fellowship of the Aspen Music Festival, where he attended the American Conductors Academy. He was assistant to the conductor Claudio Abbado in Salzburg and Berlin and also studied with Jorma Panula and David Zinman. He held Portuguese Ministry of Culture and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation scholarships.

SOYOUNG YOON

Enormously talented, with a terrific temperament and a bouncy effervescent quality
“The Strad” 


After winning the first prize at the prestigious 14th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition 2011 in Poznań, Poland, Soyoung Yoon (b. 1984) is widely recognized as one of the greatest violinists of her generation. After beginning violin lessons at age five, she rap­idly rose to stardom in her native Korea, winning the Music Chun-chu Competition, the Seoul Sym­phony Competition, the Republic of Korea Youth Music Competition, and the Unpa Music Award. 

Soyoung soon entered the world stage, awing audiences and musicians with her mesmerizing performances at the world’s finest violin com­petitions. She is prize winner of the top three violin competitions in the world, the Indianapo­lis International Violin Competition 2010, the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels 2009 and the Tchaikovsky Competition 2007 in Mos­cow. Soyoung started the competition circuit with an astonishing first prize at the 2002 Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition at the tender age of seventeen. One year later, she was the youngest violinist to win first-prize at the Cologne International Music Competition “Kulen Kampff” and was a finalist at the Hannover Inter­national Competition 2003. Her success contin­ued unabated: in 2005, she won the Tibor Varga International Competition where she also got Bar­tok special prize and was named “Best New Artist” by the Music Association of Korea. She went on to shock the music world in 2006 with her sweep of the David Oistrakh Competition, simultaneously winning the Grand Prix, Virtuoso Special Prize and Lutosławski Society Special Prize. Soyoung was also featured in a nationally televised documentary produced by WDR, “Der Weg des Meistergeiger” (The Journey of a Master Violinist). 

Much sought-after as a soloist, Soyoung has toured with orchestras including the Moscow Vir­tuosi Orchestra, Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Phil­harmonie der Nationen, London Mozart Players, Sinfonieorchester des Norddeutschen Rundfunks, Sinfonieorchester des Westdeutschen Rundfunks, National Radio Orchestra of Kiev, Russian National Orchestra, Belgian National Orchestra, Euskadiko Orchestra Spain, and the Trondheim Soloists. In close collaboration with eminent conductors including Mario Venzago, Gilbert Varga, Saulus Sondetzki, Muhai Tang and Justus Frantz, Gabriel Chmura. She has performed in world-renowned halls including Moscow’s Bolshoi Hall, the Moscow International House of Music, Tokyo’s Santori Hall, Tonhalle Zurich, Cologne Philharmonie, Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center, the Belgium Center for the Arts and the Seoul Center for the Arts. 

Her mentors include the venerated pedagogues Shlomo Mintz, Ida Haendel, Donald Weilerstein, and Victor Danchenko. After completing her primary studies at the Yewon Middle School for Arts and Seoul Arts High School in Korea, Soy­oung entered the Korean National University of the Arts as a “gifted musician” in 2002, studying under Professor Nam-yum Kim. After finishing her Bachelor at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne, she has switched for her Master of Soloist to the Univeristy of Arts in Zurich, where she studies in the master class of Professor Zakhar Bron. At the same time Soyoung Yoon is a passionate chamber musician and a member of the renowned Zurich based Stradivari Quartet. 

Soyoung performs on the A.Stradivari “King George”, 1710 and J.B. Guadanini “ex-Bueckeburg”, 1773, Turin.