David Fallis – conductor
Eena Yoon, cello
Carl Maria von Weber – Der Freischütz
Haydn – Cello Concerto in D
Beethoven – Symphony 6 “Pastorale”
Calvin Presbyterian Church
26 Delisle Ave, Toronto, ON
This program will feature young cellist, recent winner of the 2018 North York Music Festival Eena Yoon playing Haydn's cello concerto in D. In addition the orchestra will perform Beethoven's Symphony #6 "Pastorale" under the baton of Maestro David Fallis.
Eena Yoon is a fifteen year old cellist, who lives in Toronto, Canada. Her passion for music began at the early age of three, where she started off her music career by learning the piano. Shortly afterwards, Eena began learning the cello at the age of seven and began studying with Ashley Choi. Currently, she is studying at the Royal Conservatory’s Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists with David Hetherington, and is also privately studying with Andrés Díaz.
Eena has won the top prize in many competitions such as the Kiwanis Music Festival, the OMFA Music Festival (Provincials), the Newmarket Lions Club, the North York Music Festival and the North York Music Festival Concerto Competition. She has also been able to receive many awards such as the best of class, highest score overall, gold award and the platinum award. Likewise, Eena won the Elite International Music Competition where, as her prize, she performed at Carnegie Hall.
Eena has also been able to study at many summer festivals and has been a scholarship recipient at the National Arts Center 2018 Young Artists Program, and has participated in the Curtis Summerfest, where she was able to reach the final round of the Curtis Summerfest Concerto Competition. Eena has attended several masterclasses and studied with many leading musicians such as, Hans Jorgen Jensen, Fred Sherry, Soo Bae, Carole Sirois, Natalie Helm, Zvi Plesser, Colin Carr, Alisa Weilerstein and even chamber classes with Roberto Diaz.
She performed her first solo debut in February with the Greater Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra, with the Dvorak cello concerto and is scheduled to play it once again with the Symphony on Bay Orchestra. In addition to this, in the year of 2020 she will be performing the Elgar Cello concerto with the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra.