OUR TORONTO TEAM
Hee-Soo Yoon began the violin at the age of 3. Today, she continues to share her passion through concerts, teaching, and community engagement.
Hee-Soo has an interest in many forms of music. She spends most of her time playing classical music as that is her specialty, but some of her favourite musical memories include working with traditional Korean dancers, playing in the pit for musicals, and touring with Iranian singer Homayoun Shajarian. She is also passionate about performing contemporary classical music and has worked with many living composers including Sofia Gubaidulina, Julian Anderson, and Andy Akiho. In August 2021, she performed in the world premiere of Roger Tapping’s composition Reverberations for string quartet at Yellow Barn in Putney, Vermont.
One of Hee-Soo’s most memorable experiences as an orchestral musician include the partnership between The Juilliard School and the Royal Academy of Music in London in the summer of 2018 which was led by Sir Edward Gardiner at the baton and soloist James Ehnes, where they performed at the Aldeburgh Festival and at the BBC Proms.
An alum of the New England Conservatory, Juilliard, and the Glenn Gould School, she currently lives in Toronto. Her current partner in crime is a 2014 Douglas Cox copy of the “ex-Huberman” Stradivarius.
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