A proponent of the music of our time, Mr. Yoo has premiered 76 works by 39 composers.

Biography

American conductor Scott Yoo is the Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Mexico City Philharmonic and the Music Director of Festival Mozaic. He is also the Host and Executive Producer of the all-new PBS series Now Hear This presented by Great Performances – the first show about classical music on American prime time TV in 50 years. He is the Conductor of the Colorado College Music Festival, and the founder of the Medellín Festicámara, a chamber music program that brings together world-class artists with underprivileged young musicians. In 2020 he will inaugurate a similar program in Mexico City.

This year Mr. Yoo conducted the London Symphony Orchestra in a recording for Sony Classical, and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. He has led the Colorado, Dallas, Indianapolis, New World, San Francisco and Utah Symphonies, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra in their Elliott Carter Festival and in his Carnegie Hall debut. In Europe, he conducted the English Chamber Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, the Britten Sinfonia, L’Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Odense Symphony and the Estonian National Symphony. In Asia, Mr. Yoo has led the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo and the Seoul Philharmonic and Busan Philharmonic in Korea.

A proponent of the music of our time, Mr. Yoo has premiered 76 works by 39 composers. With the Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra, Mr. Yoo recorded Mark O’Connor’s American Seasons for Sony Classical; John Harbison’s chamber orchestra works with soprano Dawn Upshaw for Bridge Records, nominated for a National Public Radio Performance Today Award; and song cycles of Earl Kim with sopranos Benita Valente and Karol Bennett for New World, named a Critics Choice by the New York Times. Other recording projects include complete orchestral works of Earl Kim with the RTE National Orchestra of Ireland for Naxos; the works of Carter, Lieberson, and Ruders; and the cycle of Mozart Piano Concertos.

As a violinist, Mr. Yoo has appeared as soloist with the Boston Symphony, Dallas Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, New World Symphony, and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. He has also made guest appearances with chamber music festivals throughout the United States, including Bargemusic, Boston Chamber Music Society, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Kingston Chamber Music Festival, Laurel Music Festival, New Hampshire Music Festival, and Seattle Chamber Music Festival.

After beginning his musical studies at age three, he received First Prize in the 1988 Josef Gingold International Violin Competition, the 1989 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, and the 1994 Avery Fisher Career Grant. In 1993, Mr. Yoo founded the Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra, conducting the ensemble in its subscription series at Jordan Hall in Boston and the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, NY, and on tour at such venues as Avery Fisher Hall and the 92nd Street ‘Y’ in New York and the Library of Congress in Washington.

Scott Yoo was born in Tokyo and raised in Glastonbury, CT. He attended Harvard University, where he received a bachelor’s degree. He studied violin with Roman Totenberg, Albert Markov, Paul Kantor and Dorothy DeLay, and conducting with Michael Gilbert and Michael Tilson-Thomas.

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A proponent of the music of our time, Mr. Yoo has premiered 76 works by 39 composers.

Recordings

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French Cello Concertos

Hee-Young Lim / London Symphony Orchestra

Sony Classical S80425C

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Dvorak / Enescu Cello Concertos

Bion Tsang / Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Sony Classical S80459C

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Mark O’Connor: The American Seasons

Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra

Sony Classical SK89660

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Living Music: New Chamber Music for Flute

Alice K. Dade

Naxos 8.559831

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Earl Kim: Violin Concerto / Dialogues / Cornet

RTE National Orchestra of Ireland

Naxos 8.559226

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Music of Earl Kim

Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra

New World 80561-2

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Mozart: Piano Concertos in C Major & B-Flat Major

Anne-Marie McDermott / Odense Symphony Orchestra

Bridge 9518

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John Musto: Piano Concertos | Two Concert Rags

John Musto / Odense Symphony Orchestra

Bridge 9399

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Fred Lerdahl: Volume Four

Odense Symphony Orchestra

Bridge 9391

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Haydn: Sonatas & Concertos

Anne-Marie McDermott / Odense Symphony Orchestra

Bridge 9438A/B

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Music of John Harbison, Vol. 1

Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra

Bridge 9200

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Mozart Piano Concertos Vol.4

Marianna Shirinyan / Odense Symphony Orchestra

Bridge 9408

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Ruders: Nightshade Trilogy

Odense Symphony Orchestra

Bridge 9433

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Mozart: The Piano Concertos, Vol. 3

Vassily Primakov / Odense Symphony Orchestra

Bridge 9351

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Poul Ruders 8

Odense Symphony Orchestra

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Mozart: The Piano Concertos, Vol. 1

Vassily Primakov / Odense Symphony Orchestra

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Patrick Zimmerli: Piano Trios

John Novacek / Michael Mermagen

Arabesque Z6785

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Peter Lieberson: Viola Concerto, Piano Concerto No. 3

Odense Symphony Orchestra

Bridge 9412

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American Chamber Orchestra Works

Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra

Albany TROY194

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World Premiere Performances

House Made of Dawn

Paul Barsom

Garages of the Valley

Mason Bates

Sinfonietta

Jeremy Beck

Breathing Room

Anthony Brandt

A Light Fantastic Round

John Burge

Chamber Symphony

Dan Coleman

Quintet, After Elizabeth Bishop

Dan Coleman

Long Ago, This Radiant Day

Dan Coleman

October Overture

Dan Coleman

Parables of Flight

Dan Coleman

Pavanes and Symmetries

Dan Coleman

Song at the End of Summer

Dan Coleman

Songs and Conversations

Dan Coleman

Sonata in Two Acts

Dan Coleman

Clarinet Concerto

Jeffery Cotton

Elegy

Jeffery Cotton

La Folia

Jeffery Cotton

Lyra

Jeffery Cotton

Serenade

Jeffery Cotton

Sextet

Jeffery Cotton

Suite from Pyramus and Thisbe

Jeffery Cotton

Symphony for Strings

Jeffery Cotton

Hymn to Rosa Valado’s Dying Earth

Nathan Currier

Last Thoughts of Gregor Samsa

Nathan Currier

Eight Variations on Two Themes

Kenneth Dempster

Allegro Troppo

Noam Elkies

Brandenburg Concerto No. 7, op. 49

Noam Elkies

Chameleon Echoes

Noam Elkies

At the Gate Overture

Michael Fine

Bassoon Quintet

Michael Fine

Elegy for…

Michael Fine

Flute Quintet

Michael Fine

Oboe Quintet

Michael Fine

The Cold Pane

Sean Jaeger

Cantata Sine Nomine

Layton James

Viola Concerto

Aaron Kernis

Illuminations

Earl Kim

The White Hour

Earl Kim

Violin Concerto

Robert Kyr

Missouri Dreamscape

Andrew List

Highway Rider

Brad Mehldau

Tristitia

Cord Meijering

Nostalgia

Jocelyn Morlock

Daydream Mechanics III

Michael Oesterle

Nostalgia

Michael Oesterle

Everything that Rises

Randolph Peters

Tempo Verticale

Andrea Portera

The Grand Excursion

Stephen Prutsman

Mural

Marcela Rodríguez

Vertigo

Marcela Rodríguez

Jazz Suite

Ilan Rechtman

Cantus Borealis

Sid Robinovitch

Shimmer

Elena Ruehr

Ballade No. 1

Fazil Say

Ballade No. 2

Fazil Say

The Silk Road

Fazil Say

Chamber Symphony

Fazil Say

The Widening Gyre

David Scott

Serenade

Scott Starrett

Berceuse

Donald Sur

Broken Silence

Donald Sur <;p>

Sonfonía

Gerardo Tamez

Precipitation

Juliana Trivers

Rain of Tears

Chinary Ung

Actaeon

Andy Vores

Still Things Move

Anna Weesner

Shadow of Golconda

Steven Yip

Chamber Symphony

Patrick Zimmerli

Light, Color, Line, Symbol

Patrick Zimmerli

New York Overture

Patrick Zimmerli

Parisian Memories, Parisian Dreams

Patrick Zimmerli

Piano Concerto No. 1

Patrick Zimmerli

Piano Concerto No. 2

Patrick Zimmerli

Piano Trio No. 1

Patrick Zimmerli

Piano Trio No. 2

Patrick Zimmerli

Piano Quintet

Patrick Zimmerli