Carol of the Bells Mykola Leontovych
Esther Yoo - Debut Album Release
Drive Featured Album, starting 15 February 2016 after 6pm
The American-Korean violinist Esther Yoo first came to international attention in 2010 when, aged 16, she became the youngest prizewinner of the 10th International Sibelius Violin Competition.
Her debut album, aptly enough, couples the fiendishly difficult Sibelius Violin Concerto with the less well-known Glazunov concerto.
Yoo’s playing is stunning throughout. She is an effortless performer, delivering every detail with extraordinary skill and great accuracy. In the demanding high notes of the Glazunov she keeps everything perfectly pitched.
Veteran Vladimir Ashkenazy at the helm of the Philharmonia Orchestra keeps soloist and orchestra finely balanced and offers Yoo solid support.