Four Songs of Lamentation 소프라노와 오케스트라를 위한 네 개의 탄식의 노래

for soprano and orchestra


I. Hear the word of the Lord

II. She has not acknowleged

III. My people are destroyed

IV. Come, let us return to the Lord

Hyunah Yu soprano, Yunsung Chang cond, Prime Philharmonic Orchestra 소프라노 유현아, 지휘 장윤성, 프라임 필하모닉 오케스트라 

28 May 2019, Concert Hall, Seoul Arts Center 2019년 5월 28일 오후 8시 예술의전당 콘서트홀


The South Korean-born American soprano, Hyunah Yu, received a degree in molecular biology from the University of Texas, Austin, and was successfully pursuing a career in molecular biology. Her professional career in music came relatively late - after the tragic death of her husband just two years after they were married. He was the victim of America’s first fatal car-jacking. This tragedy demanded that her deep-felt love of music called her to a career as a singer. She studied voice at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore earning a Master of Music and an Artist Diploma.

Hyunah Yu first gained recognition in 1999 as a soloist in J.S. Bach's St. Matthew Passion (BWV 244) with the New England Bach Festival. She was a prize-winner in the 1999 Walter W. Naumburg International Competition and a finalist in the Dutch International Vocal Competition and the Concert Artist Guild International Competition in New York. At the 2000 Marlboro Music Festival in the USA, Hyunah Yu was discovered by the eminent pianist Mitsuko Uchida, who has supported and encouraged her since. In 2003 she was nominated by Uchida and awarded a Fellowship by the Borletti-Buitoni Trust. 

Hyunah Yu made her successful New York City recital debut in 2004 at Carnegie Hall. Her recent engagements include Arnold Schoenberg's String Quartet, No. 2 and J.S. Bach's St. John Passion (BWV 245) at the Marlboro Music Festival; the Mass in B minor (BWV 232), Magnificat (BWV 243); solo cantatas at the New England Bach Festival; and solo recitals at Jordan Hall in Boston, Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center and Carnegie Recital Hall in New York. 

In the 2004-2005 season, Hyunah Yu appeared in the Shriver Hall concert Series in Baltimore. European engagements during that year included Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 8 with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Valery Gergiev, J.S. Bach's Mass in B minor (BWV 232) in Cologne under Semyon Bychkov with the WDR Sinfonieorchester KölnL.v. Beethoven Symphony No. 9 with David Zinman at the Aspen Music Festival and a solo recital debut for the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. During the 2005-2006 season, she sang in the Marlboro Festival in which she has been a regularly participating artist since 2000. She also made a series of concert appearances including a very successful recital for the Vancouver Recital Society, at the Curtis Institute for the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, at the Alice Tully Hall for the Lincoln Center, a recital for the Chicago Chamber Musicians and on tour with Musicians from Marlboro. The highlight of 2006 for Hyunah Yu has been singing the title role in Peter Sellars' new production of Zaide conducted by Louis Langrée. This has been a joint production between the Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival and the Wiener Festwochen and has played in Vienna, New York, and Holland and at London's Barbican.

Hyunah Yu, has already caught the ears of leading USA critics and promoters with a series of refined performances in the opera house and concert hall. Her lyric voice, impeccable musicianship and readiness to explore new repertoire have appealed directly to composers, Alan Mandel and Barton Bullock among them, who have written works specifically for her. The Baltimore Sun has identified her as "a rising star - a lovely voice with diamond purity".

Hyunah Yu has recorded two solo recitals for BBC Radio 3's Voices programme and has given several first performances. Her first CD was picked as one of Radio 3’s Best of 2004. Her second, EMI Debut Disc, will be released in January 2007. Recorded with the Prague Philharmonia conducted by Shuntaro Sato, the CD features W.A. Mozart arias and J.S. Bachcantatas.

유현아 대관령국제음악제 연주 영상

List of Articles
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UPCOMING EVENTS 28 May 2019, Premiere of '4 Songs of Lamentation' for soprano and orchestra. sac, Seoul file 2019-03-07 86
SELECTED PERFORMANCES 11 Dec. 2018 Premiere of 'Samson Agonistes', Youngsan Art Hall, Seoul file 2019-02-24 101
SELECTED PERFORMANCES 21-22 Feb. 2019, Performance of Chorale Fantasy No. 4 'ein feste burg ist unser gott', UAH, Huntsville, USA file 2019-02-24 101
UPCOMING EVENTS 13 Feb. 2019, Premiere of Chorale Fantasy No. 5, sac, Seoul file 2019-01-23 490
UPCOMING EVENTS 29 Sep. 2018, Performance of Chorale Fantasy No.4 'Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott', Center for New Music, San Francisco, CA file 2018-08-13 1472
UPCOMING EVENTS 28 Sep. 2018, Première of Chorale Fantasy No.4 'Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott', Old First Presbyterian Church, San Francisco, CA file 2018-07-13 1452
UPCOMING EVENTS 2 Oct. 2018 Performance of 'An Open Door' for strings, 군포문화예술회관, 서울 file 2018-07-11 1480
UPCOMING EVENTS 13 Feb. 2019 Premiere of Chorale Fantasy No. 5 The Beatitudes 'Blessed are the poor in spirit' sac, Seoul 2018-07-11 1469
UPCOMING EVENTS 11 Dec. 2018 Premiere of Symphonic poem 'Samson Agonistes'(2003/2018), Youngsan Art Hall, Seoul 2018-06-20 1509
UPCOMING EVENTS 20 July 2018 Performance of 'Invisible Hands' for violin and orchestra(2000/2002), IBK Chamber Hall, sac, Seoul file 2018-06-20 1553
SELECTED PERFORMANCES 5-16 May 2018, External Examiner at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Hong Kong 2018-06-03 634
SELECTED PERFORMANCES 30 Jan. 2018 Composition Lecture at NAFA, Singapore file 2018-06-03 606
UPCOMING EVENTS 11 Feb. 2018, Performance of Violin Fantasy No. 2, Florida, USA file 2018-02-11 2368
UPCOMING EVENTS 27 March 2018, Performance of Violin Fantasy No 2 <Laudate Dominum>, SAC, Seoul file 2018-02-11 2503
UPCOMING EVENTS 27 Feb. 2018, Selections form Chorale Fantasy No. 1, Sejong Chamber Hall, Seoul file 2018-02-11 2443
SELECTED PERFORMANCES 20 Sep. 2017, Performance of the selected movements of Chorale Fantasy No.1, NTU, Singapore file 2017-09-30 1861
SELECTED PERFORMANCES 19 March 2017, Performance of the selected movements of Chorale Fantasy No. 1, RI, USA file 2017-09-30 1737
UPCOMING EVENTS 30 October 2017, Performance of 'Landscape', Studio2021, Seoul file 2017-08-18 3499
UPCOMING EVENTS 26 Sep. 2017 Performance of Chorale Fantasy No. 1 &3 at Ilshin Hall, Seoul file 2017-08-12 3687
UPCOMING EVENTS 30 Aug.-1 Sep. 2017 Performance and Talk, Chorale Fantasy No. 1, PGVIM International Symposium, PGVIM, Bangkok file 2017-07-21 3887