Yeree Suh

soprano

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Dates

22.02. 20:00
Concertgebouw Brugge

Ludwig van Beethoven,  Grave & Rondo (Pianoquintet, op. 16)
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Scherzo (Symphonie nr. 9 in D, arr. Franz Liszt, for piano four hands)
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Bagatelles, Op. 126
Franz Schubert,  An die Freude

Yeree Suh, soprano
Jos van Immerseel, piano
Ayako Ito, piano
Jacob Lehmann, violin
Kurt Van Eeghem, presenter

23.02. 20:00
Concertgebouw Brugge

Ludwig van Beethoven,  Sinfonie Nr. 9

Yeree Suh, soprano
Anima Eterna Brugge
Jos van Immerseel, conductor

24.02. 20:00
Concertgebouw Brugge

Ludwig van Beethoven,  Sinfonie Nr. 9

Yeree Suh, soprano
Anima Eterna Brugge
Jos van Immerseel, conductor

25.02. 20:00
Alte Oper Frankfurt

Ludwig van Beethoven,  Chorfantasie op. 80
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Sinfonie Nr. 9

Yeree Suh, soprano
Anima Eterna Brugge
Thomas E. Bauer, baritone
Collegium Vocale Gent, choir
Jos van Immerseel, conductor

23.03. 20:00
Concertgebouw Brugge

Richard Strauss,  Four last songs

Yeree Suh, soprano
Anima Eterna Brugge
Jos van Immerseel, conductor

24.03. 20:00
Opéra de Dijon

Richard Strauss,  Four last songs

Yeree Suh, soprano
Anima Eterna Brugge
Jos van Immerseel, conductor

Biography

Yeree Suh delights audiences and critics with her radiant yet nuanced soprano voice, and has become internationally renowned as an interpreter of 17th and 18th century repertoire as well as of contemporary music.

Since her debut as Ninfa in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo under René Jacobs at the Innsbruck Festival 2003 and her appearances at the Berlin Staatsoper and Theater an der Wien, the Korean singer has regularly worked with early music conductors such as Philippe Herreweghe, Ton Koopman, Andrea Marcon, Jean-Christophe Spinosi and Masaaki Suzuki and with ensembles such as Anima Eterna, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Venice Baroque Orchestra and Finnish Baroque Orchestra. She took the part of Mademoiselle Silberklang in Mozart’s Der Schauspieldirektor on tour with the Concerto Köln under Harald Schmidt, and debuted at the Beijing Festival in 2010 as Semele.

With her extraordinary voice control and clear timbre, the soprano is also a prominent interpreter of 20th and 21st century music. Under the direction of Kent Nagano with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Yeree Suh gave the European premiere of Matthias Pintscher’s with lilies white. She has also performed George Benjamin’s A Mind of Winter with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra under Paavo Järvi, Unsuk Chin’s Akrostichon-Wortspiel with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Wolfgang Rihm’s Mnemosyne with the Scharoun Ensemble of the Berlin Philharmonic and Ligeti’s Mysteries of the Macabre with the Ensemble Intercontemporain under Susanna Mälkki. Further she performed in the premiere of Rihm’s Drei Frauen at the Theater Basel (direction: Georges Delnon). Highlights of her repertoire also include works by Pierre Boulez, including Le soleil des eaux, which she performed with Pablo Heras-Casado and Peter Eötvös; Pli selon pli, with Jonathan Nott and Thierry Fischer; and Le Visage Nuptial, with Cornelius Meister. As part of the 40th anniversary celebrations of the Ensemble Intercontemporain under Matthias Pintscher, she recently performed songs by Anton Webern with phenomenal success.

The multi-faceted singer has appeared in concert and opera at festivals and venues including the Lucerne Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, Tongyeong International Music Festival, Vienna Konzerthaus, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Philharmonie Paris, Barbican Centre in London, Theater Basel and the Lincoln Center in New York. At the Musikfest Berlin she performed Schoenberg’s Die Jakobsleiter under Ingo Metzmacher; she has also given multiple performances of Orff’s Carmina Burana with Yannick Nézet-Séguin as well as with Jos van Immerseel, who has a close artistic relationship to the singer as conductor as well as accompanist – their Schubertiade performance as well as Carmina Burana has been released on CD.

Her discography started in 2008 with her celebrated debut CD Musik der Hamburger Pfeffersäcke with the Elbipolis Barockorchester Hamburg. This was followed by recordings of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas under Leonardo Garcia Alarkon (where she took the role of Belinda), works by Judith Bingham, Handel’s Dixit Dominus under Pierre Cao, Resphighi’s Lauda per la Natività del Signore with the Rundfunkchor Berlin, Bach’s Easter Oratorio and Cantata for Solo Soprano BWV 52 as well as selected cantatas performed under Sigiswald Kuijken.

Yeree Suh opens the season in September 2017 with Toshio Hosokawa’s Klage under Shiyeon Sung at the Musikfest Berlin. She will then continue her collaboration with Jos van Immerseel and Anima Eterna, performing Strauss’ Four Last Songs and songs by Gershwin, as well as at the Alte Oper Frankfurt with Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy and Symphony No. 9. Finally, she will appear across the Atlantic as a guest soloist in Calgary, Canada at the end of the season.

Yeree Suh studied at the Seoul National University, Universtät der Künste Berlin with Harald Stamm, in Leipzig with Regina Werner-Dietrich and at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis with Gerd Türk. She currently lives in Berlin.

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Reviews

Soprano Yeree Suh sang the extreme vocal part with effortless purity, expertly accompanied by the Philharmonia soloists and conductor Pascal Rophé.
FINCANCIAL TIMES, Richard Fairman, 03 March 2017 on "Teile dich Nacht" by Isang Yun

The quality of soprano Yeree Suh's voice is perfect for this piece, her singing lucid and unambiguous: it is hard to imagine it could ever be sung better than this. It is a truly remarkable tribute to Boulez’s work.
THE WEE REVIEW, Robert Dow, 13 August 2016 on "Pli selon Pli" by Pierre Boulez

The opening sequence of ‘Cour d’amours’ is among the tenderest and most affecting on record, Yeree Suh’s soprano floating high notes with seraphic ease and a welcome absence of operatic rhetoric. The choral singing throughout combines precision with exuberance. For its palate-tingling revelations and suffusing musicality, this would now be my Carmina of first reference.
CLASSICAL-MUSIC.COM, Thierry Blain, 08 June 2015, on the CD "Carmina Burana", recorded with Anima Eterna Brugge under Jos van Immerseel

The blend between her pure, leaping soprano and the timbres of plucked, bowed, and struck instruments created worlds of exquisitely sensuous enchantment.
THE INDEPENDENT,  Michael Church, 23 March 2015 on "Pli selon Pli" by Pierre Boulez

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Concert Repertoire

J. S. BACH BWV 4
BWV 19
BWV 21
BWV 39
BWV 47
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Opera Repertoire

L. van BEETHOVEN Fidelio Marzelline **
A. BOITO Mefistopfele Margherita *c
A. CAMPRA Orfeo nell' inferi Euridice, L'Ombre
G. DONIZETTI Don Pasquale Norina **
A. DRAGHI La Lira d'Orfeo Euridice, Lisida, Amor
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Contemporary Repertoire

DOMINICK ARGENTO Six Elizabethan songs (For High Voice and Piano)
SAMUEL BARBER Hermit Songs, Op. 29
GEORGE BENJAMIN A Mind of Winter (1981)
LUCIANO BERIO Sequenza III (1965)
JUDITH BINGHAM The shadow side of Joy Finzi (For Soprano and Piano)
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Discography

Schubertiade

Schubertiade: Du holde Kunst, ich danke dir

Yeree Suh, Thomas E. Bauer, Anima Eterna Brugge, Jos van Immerseel
alpha classics / outhere music (2015)

Respighi

Respighi: Lauda per la Nativita del Signore

Yeree Suh, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Polyphonia Ensemble Berlin, Maris Sirmais, Nicolas Fink
Carus, 2015, 8310165

Orff_Carmina Burana

Orff: Carmina Burana

Yeree Suh, Thomas E. Bauer, Collegium Vocale Gent, Anima Eterna Brugge, Cantate Domino, Jos van Immerseel
ZigZag, 2014, 6014866

Tinoco_Round Time

Tinoco: Round Time

Yeree Suh, Orchestre de la Fondation Gulbenkian, David Alan Miller
Naxos, 2013, 3565302

Grammont Selection 6

Grammont Selection 6: Schweizer Uraufführungen aus dem Jahr 2012

Yeree Suh, Merel Quartett, Arditti Quartett, Ensemble Contrechamps, Swiss Chamber Soloists, Namascae Lemanic Modern Ensemble, Musikkollegium Winterthur, Collegium Novum Zürich, Ensemble Contemporain de l'HEMU, Basel Sinfonietta, Pascal Rophe, Jonathan Stockhammer, William Blank, Douglas Boyd, Mark Foster
MGB, 2013, 2888897

Bach_Kantaten

Bach: Kantaten BWV 54, 134, 168, 186

Yeree Suh, La Petite Bande, Sigiswald Kuijken
Accent, 2013, 2908917

Bach_Kantaten

Bach: Kantaten BWV 52, 60, 116, 140

Yeree Suh, La Petite Bande, Sigiswald Kuijken
Accent, 2012, 3108412

Bach_Osteroratorium

Bach: Osteroratorium BWV 249

Yeree Suh, La Petite Bande, Sigiswald Kuijken
Accent, 2011, 1145916

Landscapes

Landscapes, real and imagined: Chamber works by Judith Bingham

Yeree Suh, Chamber Domaine, Thomas Kemp
resonus, 2011, RES10102

Dido and Aeneas

Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

Yeree Suh (Belinda), La Nouvelle Ménestrandie & Cappella Mediterranea, Leonardo García Alarcón
Ambronay, 2010

Telemann_Händel

Telemann/Händel: Dixit Dominus

Yeree Suh, Arsys Bourgogne, Harmonie Universelle, Pierre Cao
Eloquentia, 2009

Hamburger Pfeffersäcke

Musik der Hamburger Pfeffersäcke

Yeree Suh, Elbipolis Barockorchester Hamburg
Raumklang, 2008, 3531627

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