Flutist Yoobin Son was the first Korean to join the New York Philharmonic’s Woodwind section
when she became a member of the Orchestra in November 2012. She has also served as the
Principal Flutist of the Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, and the Principal
Flutist of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra.
Apart from playing with the New York Philharmonic, Ms. Son is an active soloist and has
performed with notable ensembles all over the world including the Seoul Philharmonic, Prime
Philharmonic, New Haven Symphony, and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Son has
also appeared in recitals throughout the world, among them the Dame Myra Hess Memorial
Concert Series in Chicago, and the Young Artist Series of the Kumho Asiana Cultural
Foundation in Seoul, South Korea.
Ms. Son is a passionate chamber musician and has made appearances in many notable
chamber music festivals including the Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont, and Music from
Angel Fire in New Mexico. As a firm believer in the importance of music education, Ms. Son
served as a member of Ensemble Connect, formerly known as Ensemble ACJW. In the
Ensemble ACJW, Ms. Son actively participated in music education all over the New York City,
including at P.S. 207K in Brooklyn, where she was a designated teaching artist. Ms. Son
continues to pursue her passion as a mentor, teaching privately and giving masterclasses all
around the world. Most recently, she travelled to Shanghai, China, as a guest teaching artist of
the New York Philharmonic.
Ms. Son has won numerous awards and received honors including the Grand Prize at the
Florida Orchestra Young Artist Competition, First Prize at the National Flute Association Soloist Competition, Second Prize at the Koussevitzky International Winds Competition, and the Conductor’s Award at the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Auditions.
Yoobin Son received her Bachelor of Music degree from The Curtis Institute of Music, Masters
of Music degree from the Yale University, Professional Studies and Artist Diploma degrees from
the Manhattan School of Music. Her principal teachers have included Robert Langevin, Ransom
Wilson, Jeffrey Khaner, and Bradley Garner.