DSO Trio

Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 14:30

Sunday, March 4, 2:30 pm

DSO Trio

Yoonshin Song, violin

Eric Nowlin, viola

Wei Yu, cello

SoCA Armouries, Performance Hall

The DSO Trio consists of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Concertmaster, Principal Violist and Principal Cellist!

Tickets: $20 Adults/Seniors;  Students (with ID) $5
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PROFILES
DSO Concertmaster, violinist Yoonshin songYoonshin Song, violin
Acclaimed as “a wonderfully talented violinist… whose sound and technique go well beyond her years,” violinist Yoonshin Song, was born in South Korea where she began her musical studies at age 5. Making her solo debut with the Seoul Philharmonic at age 11, she has since built a successful performing career throughout Korea, the United States, and Europe.
 
Song earned many prestigious prizes throughout her career. Some highlights include top prize awards in the Wieniawski International Violin Competition
(Poland), Lipizer International Violin Competition (Italy), Henry Marteau International Violin Competition (Germany) and first prize at the Stradivarius International Competition in the US. In her native South Korea, Song has won virtually all the major national competitions.
 
Since 2012, Ms. Song has been the Concertmaster of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and has enjoyed close collaborations with inspiring guest artists such as Gil Shaham, Joshua Bell and Jamie Laredo among others. Song currently plays on a 1707 Vincenzo Rugeri violin on loan to her by a generous sponsor in Michigan. She teaches at the University of Michigan.
 
DSO Principal Violist, Eric NowlinEric Nowlin, viola
Violist Eric Nowlin was recently named Principal Violist of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, where he began in the 2016-17 season. He has performed extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. Mr. Nowlin has been described by the Springfield (MO) News-Leader as “having a full, warm tone, expressive phrasing, and effortless technical command” and by the Santa Cruz Sentinel as “displaying the remarkable capabilities of the viola, with a rich tone and sensitive interpretive skills”.
 
In addition to solo, chamber music, and orchestral performances, Mr. Nowlin enjoys teaching at a variety of institutions. He is an Assistant Professor of Viola in the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto, and has also taught at the Phil and Eli Taylor Academy at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. He spends time during the summer months teaching at the Orford Arts Centre in Quebec, as well as several other festivals in Canada.
 
Mr. Nowlin received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from The Juilliard School, as a scholarship student of Samuel Rhodes. He plays on a Neapolitan viola from 1910 made by Giovanni Pistucci.
 
DSO Principal Cellist Wei YuWei Yu, cello
Wei Yu was recently appointed Principal Cello, the James C. Gordon Chair, of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra by Music Director Leonard Slatkin. He made his subscription debut performing Dvorak's Cello Concerto. Before joining the DSO, Wei Yu was a member of the New York Philharmonic for seven seasons.
 
A successful instructor, Yu serves on faculty of Northwestern University Bienen School of Music. He has given cello master classes at universities and festivals in the United States, Canada and China. During the summer Yu teaches at the Morningside Music Bridge International Music Festival in Calgary, Canada and the Center Stage Strings Summer Institute at the University of Michigan.
 
Born in Shanghai, China, Wei Yu began studying the cello at age 4 and made his concerto debut at age 11, performing Elgar’s Cello Concerto with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. He received his B.M. from North Park University in Chicago and M.M. from the Juilliard School. His principal teachers include Mei-Juan Liu, John Kadz, Hans Jørgen Jensen, and David Soyer. He performs on the 1778 "Ex-Soyer" Gagliano cello, on generous loan from the Marlboro Music Festival.
 
 
 
 

 

Trevor Pittman
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