Esther Yoo

Esther Yoo is Artist-in-Residence with Cambridge Corn Exchange Classical Concert Series

2 October 2017

Esther Yoo is this season’s Artist in Residence for the Cambridge Classical Concert Series at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. Esther is the youngest Artist to undertake this position, in a residency that has seen artists such as Alison Balsom, Freddy Kampf and Julian Lloyd Webber. 

Esther’s residency begins with chamber music, performing piano trios by Haydn (No.10), Brahms (No.1) and Dvořák (‘Dumky’) with her trio, the Z.E.N. Trio (2 Oct). This performance, alongside marking the beginning of Esther’s residency, also serves as the first concert in the trio’s UK and Asia tour in support of their debut album release

In the spring, Esther will return to the Corn Exchange with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Michał Nesterowicz to perform Glazunov’s Violin Concerto (2 May 2018) –a concerto she recorded in 2016 with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Vladimir Ashkenazy (Deutsche Grammophon). 

Alongside the performances, Esther will be working in partnership with Cambridge Live and RPO Resound to deliver educational and music therapy workshops across Cambridge. Esther is a passionate advocate on the importance of music as a tool for expression and recovery.

Speaking of her upcoming residency, Esther says:

I am very excited and honoured to be the Artist in Residence at Cambridge Corn Exchange. I have great memories from performing there last year with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Maestro Ashkenazy. The audience was very warm and I also enjoyed the opportunity to premiere a wonderful contemporary work, ‘laulan’ by Jay Richardson, alongside some very talented young musicians in collaboration with the Cambridgeshire Music Service. I look forward to returning for more projects and to connect with the Cambridge audiences again!” 

Listen to Esther talk about her residency on Cambridge 105 radio (from 30 minutes)