Shiyeon Sung

conductor

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CR Boston Symphony Orchestra

Dates

16.04. 19:30
Palacio Euskalduna Jauregia, Bilbao

Camille Saint-Saens,  Klavierkonzert Nr. 2 g-moll
***
Antonin Dvorak,  Symphony No. 6

Martina Filjak, piano
Shiyeon Sung, conductor
Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa

17.04. 19:30
Palacio Euskalduna Jauregia, Bilbao

Camille Saint-Saens,  Klavierkonzert Nr. 2 g-moll
***
Antonin Dvorak,  Symphony No. 6

Martina Filjak, piano
Shiyeon Sung, conductor
Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa

23.04. 14:00
Glasgow City Halls

Carl Nielsen,  Helios Overture op. 17
Maurice Ravel,  Pavane pour une infante défunte
Sergej Prokofjew,  Violinkonzert Nr. 1
Jean Sibelius,  Pohjola’s Daughter
Jean Sibelius,  Symphony no 7, C major op. 105

Stephen Waarts, violone
Shiyeon Sung, conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

02.05. 17:00
The Church of St. John the Divine

Marcus Maroney,  Chamber Orchestra and Solot Flute and Viola D'amore
Modest Mussorgski,  Pictures at an Exhibition
Darius Milhaud,  La Creation du Monde

Shiyeon Sung, conductor
River Oaks Chamber Orchestra

16.05. 14:00
Yokohama Minatomirai Hall

Heera Kim,  NAMOK
Max Bruch,  Schottische Fantasie
Antonin Dvorak,  Symphony No. 8 G Major op. 88

Mayu Kishima, violin
Shiyeon Sung, conductor
Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra

20.05. 19:30
Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall Singapur

Ludwig van Beethoven,  Overture "The Creatures Of Prometheus", Op.43
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Piano Concerto No. 2 B-flat major, Op.19
***
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Symphony no. 2 in D-Major, op. 36

Cho Seong-jin, piano
Shiyeon Sung, conductor
Singapore Symphony Orchestra

21.05. 19:30
Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall Singapur

Ludwig van Beethoven,  Piano Concerto No. 2 B-flat major, Op.19
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Overture "The Creatures Of Prometheus", Op.43
***
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Symphony no. 2 in D-Major, op. 36

Cho Seong-jin, piano
Shiyeon Sung, conductor
Singapore Symphony Orchestra

Biography

The South Korean conductor Shiyeon Sung is a real trailblazer of her profession. She is the first female conductor out of South Korea to make the leap to the podium of internationally renowned orchestras, such as the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin, the Bamberg and the Nuremberg Symphony.

When James Levine appointed her as his Assistant Conductor at the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2007, she already had a reputation as one of the most exciting emerging talents on the international music circuit: shortly before, Shiyeon Sung had won the International Conductors‘ Competition Sir Georg Solti and the Gustav Mahler Conductors‘ Competition in Bamberg. During her three-year tenure in Boston, she began a close collaboration with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted their season opening concert in 2007. In 2009, the orchestra established an Associate Conductor’s position especially for her, which she held until 2013.

The list of orchestras that Shiyeon Sung has worked with since then is remarkable. This includes renowned European orchestras such as the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin and the Bamberg Symphony, as well as the National Symphony Orchestra Washington, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra or the Los Angeles Philharmonic, which she led in a spectacular debut concert with Martha Argerich at the Tongyeong International Music Festival. Furthermore, she appeared as guest conductor at the Teatro Colón and the Stockholm Opera.

She was chief conductor of the Gyeonggi Philharmonic Orchestra from 2014 until the end of 2017, during which time she led the orchestra to international success. Following a performance in 2015 at the Philharmonie Berlin, Shiyeon Sung and her orchestra were the first Asian orchestra to be invited for a guest appearance at the Musikfest Berlin, the renowned international orchestra festival, in 2017. Their recording of Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 for Decca documents Shiyeon Sung’s outstanding work with the group of predominantly young orchestral musicians, for which she was awarded the Musical Performance Prize 2017 from the Daewon Cultural Foundation. After her departure from Gyeonggi, Shiyeon Sung has relocated to Berlin, but remains a popular guest in her home country and will return to the Korea National Opera and also appear twice with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra.

This season, she will also work with the Staatsorchester Wiesbaden, the Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.

Born in Pusan, South Korea, Shiyeon Sung won various prizes as a pianist in youth competitions. From 2001 to 2006, she studied orchestral conducting with Rolf Reuter at the Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin and continued her education with advanced conducting studies with Jorma Panula at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.

2019/2020 season

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