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Korea Times: Flutist Son to join NY Philharmonic

son_yoobin By Baek Byung-yeul

A Korean flutist will join the New York Philharmonic Orchestra for the first time in the orchestra’s 170-year history, according to the Kumho Asiana Foundation Friday.

Son Yoo-bin, 28, was appointed as a second flute of the New York Philharmonic last Tuesday after auditions.

She becomes the first Korean in the woodwind section of the prestigious ensemble. MORE

Published April 24, 2014
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Alumna Yoobin Son wins position with New York Philharmonic

Yoobin Son ’09MM will soon join the New York Philharmonic as second flute.

Currently a fellow in The Academy/Ensemble ACJW, Yoobin Son teaches at PS 207K in Brooklyn. Yoobin Son earned her Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music, where she studied with Ransom Wilson. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Jeffrey Khaner, and received the Artist Diploma from the Manhattan School of Music. She is a native of Seoul, Korea.

Yoobin Son was principal flutist of the 2010 Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra and served as acting principal flutist of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. Yoobin participated in Japan’s Pacific Music Festival, led by Maestro Valery Gergiev. In addition to recitals in the U.S. and in Korea, Yoobin has performed as a soloist with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Florida Orchestra, Orchestra at William Paterson University, and Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. She is a winner of the Olga Koussevitzky International Winds Competition, National Flute Association Soloist Competition, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Auditions, and the Florida Orchestra Concerto Competition.

Published November 15, 2012
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YSM students successful in 2009 Koussevitzky Young Artists Awards


Flutist Yoobin Son ’09MM won second prize and clarinetist Paul Won Jin Cho ’09MM took home third in the 2009 Koussevitzky Young Artists Awards.

Cho performed the Nielsen Clarinet Concerto, the same piece with which he recently won the Woolsey Hall Concerto Competition at Yale.

Every spring, the Musicians Club of New York holds a competition for young artists between the ages of eighteen and thirty. The categories – Voice, Piano, Strings, and Winds/Brass – are rotated annually; the 2009 category was Winds and Brass. Cash prizes and concert performances are awarded to the first, second and third prize winners, selected by juries of prominent musicians. MORE

Published April 23, 2009
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