Brian Yoon, cello

Brian Yoon is currently the Principal Cello of the Victoria Symphony, a position he has held since 2012. He also served as Assistant Principal Cello of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra in the second half of the 2016/17 season. 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 Vince Ho and Metallica. As a soloist, Brian has performed concertos by Brahms, Dvorak, Elgar, Haydn, Schumann, and Shostakovich with orchestras in BC and Ontario. He appears regularly as a chamber musician in festivals across Canada.

As a teacher, Brian maintains an active studio at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. He is in demand as a clinician for master classes and as a chamber music coach. His students have received awards at the provincial festival and been accepted into performance programs at the University of Victoria, University of Ottawa and McGill University.

Brian's primary teachers include Judith Fraser (Vancouver Academy of Music), Paul Marleyn (University of Ottawa), and Desmond Hoebig (Rice University). He has been generously supported by the BC Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Sylva Gelber Music Foundation.

Position: Adjudicator
Festival: Solo/Small Ensemble (Main)