“Can the world take yet another brilliant young female violinist? Yes, if that violinist is Esther Yoo” wrote The Telegraph after the violinist’s performance with the Philharmonia Orchestra in March 2016.
Esther Yoo first came to international attention in 2010 when, aged 16, she became the youngest prizewinner of the 10th International Sibelius Violin Competition. In 2012 she was one of the youngest ever prizewinners of the Queen Elisabeth Competition, and from 2014 to 2016 she was a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, culminating in her BBC Proms debut. This spring Deutsche Grammophon released her second album – of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto and other works with the Philharmonia Orchestra under Vladimir Ashkenazy – following her 2015 debut on the label, featuring the Glazunov and Sibelius concertos.