Scott Yoo

Scott Yoo began his violin studies at the age of three and performed the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the Boston Symphony at age twelve. He won first prize in both the Josef Gingold International Violin Competition and the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, and in 1994 he received an Avery Fisher Career Grant. After graduating with honors from Harvard University, he founded the Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra, conducting the ensemble in its series at Jordan Hall in Boston, and more than ninety performances on tour. Mr. Yoo is Music Director of Festival Mozaic in San Luis Obispo, Conductor of the Colorado College Summer Music Festival, and Artistic Director of the International Chamber Music Festival in Medellin, Colombia. As a guest conductor, he has led the Colorado, Dallas, Indianapolis, San Francisco, and Utah Symphonies, the New World Symphony, the City of London Sinfonia, the English Chamber Orchestra, and the Seoul Philharmonic and Yomiuri Nippon Orchestras. Last season he made his Carnegie Hall debut with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and toured Europe with the Britten Symphonia and jazz pianist Brad Mehldau. A proponent of music of our time, he has premiered 60 works by 31 composers and has recorded on the Sony Classical, Archetype, New World, Naxos and Bridge labels. Mr. Yoo studied violin with Roman Totenberg, Albert Markov, Paul Kantor and Dorothy DeLay, and conducting with Michael Gilbert and Michael Tilson-Thomas.