“Violinist/conductor Scott Yoo is to be the new artistic director of the Mexico City Philharmonic,” writes Nicholas Beard on Tuesday (2/23) at MusicalAmerica.com (subscription required). “Yoo, who counts Dorothy Delay and Michael Tilson Thomas among his teachers, is currently the director of the Mozaic Festival of San Luis Obispo, CA, and Colorado College Music Festival; he is also artistic director of the Medellin Festicámara, a chamber music program for under-privileged students. He performs regularly with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and has led orchestras in Colorado, Dallas, Indianapolis, Miami, San Francisco, and Utah. In Europe, conducting credits include the City of London Sinfonia, the Britten Sinfonia, the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, among others, and his recent recording projects include the complete orchestral works of Earl Kim with the RTE National Orchestra and works by Carter, Lieberson, and Ruders on Bridge Records. Born in Japan, Scott Yoo, 44, played the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the Boston Symphony at age 12 and won the 1988 International Violin Competition Josef Gingold, among other accolades.”

Posted February 24, 2016