“Canada’s next cello superstar” – CBC
Cellist Brian Yoon has been described by the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) as “Canada’s next cello superstar”. Currently the Principal Cello of the Victoria Symphony, he has been a guest principal with the Kingston Symphony and the National Arts Centre Orchestra.
Since winning First Prize at the 35th Eckhardt-Gramatté Competition, he has been presented in recital from coast to coast, with performances of repertoire ranging from Bach and Beethoven to Shostakovich and Metallica. As a soloist, Brian regularly performs with orchestras across Canada: his performance of Shostakovich’s Concerto No. 1 at the National Arts Centre was praised by the Ottawa Citizen as an “impressive account” with “exquisite phrasing”.
As a teacher, Brian is regularly invited on faculty of summer festivals and to lead master classes. His students have been accepted into cello performance programs at the University of Victoria, University of Ottawa and McGill University.
- Barriere – Sonata in G Major for Two Cellos
- Shostakovich – Prelude for Two Cellos and Piano
- Martinu – Duo for Violin and Cello
- Haydn – Piano Trio in G Major “Gypsy”
- Glazunov – String Quintet in A Major
Sunday June 7th
2.30 pm First Unitarian Church of Victoria
Monday June 8th
7.00 pm Deep Cove Winery