Ye Young Yoon

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First year with SO: 2019

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea

Instrument: When asked about her instrument, Ye Young Yoon says, "There are so many percussion instruments! Shakers, tambourine, xylophone, marimba, snare drum, and many more! That's the challenge of being a percussionist as we are trying to master as instruments as we can. But it's always fun because we get to play different things all the time!"

Bachelor of Music – University of Michigan; Master of Music – New England Conservatory; Master of Music – Rice University

Ye Young Yoon was born and raised in Seoul South Korea. She began playing piano at the age of 7. At the age of 15, she discovered percussion and wanted to pursue drums instead of piano. She has been playing percussion since – it is the best decision she has ever made!

Ye Young Yoon enjoys baking, watching television, exercising, and coloring in her spare time.

Career Highlights:
Ye Young Yoon attended the Tanglewood Music Center and Spoleto Festival. Additionally, she has performed with Houston Symphony, Houston Grand Opera, and more.


Written byHerald Tribune

 Literally gripping the arms of my seat, I was not the only one propelled on this rollercoaster of delightful music.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 Every section and soloist within the orchestra played their role with strength and beauty; every tree proud and tall. Tali served as an excellent guide leading the forces with assured confidence. The overall sound was lush and, yes, intense just where it needed to be.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 The Sarasota Orchestra was brimming with bubbling energy...  

Written byHerald Tribune

 A lifetime of musical moments, cinematic in scope, gave every section of the orchestra a leading role at one time or another. Chief among them was the virtuosic solo of concertmaster Daniel Jordan.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 It was a thrill ride resulting in an explosion of audience enthusiasm.  

Written byThe Observer

 Andrew Lane, the Orchestra’s Principal Pops Conductor, knows how to program a winning event and this concert had something for everyone. It also brought in a whole new audience that seemed dazzled by the performances.  

Written byThe Observer

 The Sarasota Orchestra played a program this past weekend filled with so much color, it was like visiting the Louvre.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 The performance... was exceptional, bringing new and stunning sonorities from a larger than usual Sarasota Orchestra under the dynamic leadership of Anu Tali.  

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