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"American violinist Esther Yoo performed to an utterly spellbound audience at Aberdeen's Music Hall last night. Glazunov's violin concerto in A minor provided the ideal showcase for Ms. Yoo's myriad talents"
Andrew Youngson, The Press and Journal (Aberdeen)
"..a wonderful performance of Alexander Glazunov's Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 82, with rising star Esther Yoo, who at nineteen years old already has an impressive performing career."
David Smythe, Bachtrack
"In Yoo's hands, [Prokofiev's second violin concerto] turned into an engagingly fresh work: it was singing lyrically and [was a] beautifully long, shining and pliant cantilena with joyfully playing, sparking rhythms..."
Helsingin Sanomat, Helsinki
"Next on the program was Glazunov's Violin Concerto, performed with great passion by soloist Esther Yoo. [...] which sounds magnificent, the music Yoo brings forth is [...] almost creamy. And Yoo is good. Very good."
Ugenda, Netherlands
"This very young violinist has fully proven her growing reputation as an outstanding artist. Thanks to her beautiful sound, impeccable intonation, dazzling technique and, most of all, deep musicality, her Sibelius was a real feast for the ears."
Dziennik Polski
"The Caprice No. 1 in E major for solo violin by Paganini which Esther Yoo played for us as an "encore" after the Beethoven concerto, heated the place white-hot."
Le Republicain Lorrain
“The performance of the young American violinist Esther Yoo led [the listener] into the serene, contemplative world of Mozart."
Peter Tölke, WAZ
"Esther Yoo made [the opening of Mozart's Violin Concerto in A major] blossom wondrously with her clear and intensely resonating violin tone and her highly sensitive interpretation."
Siegener Zeitung
"Yoo’s performance with the Hallé ... was simply sensational. ... Her performance shone with a brilliance that illuminated the familiar score and mesmerised the audience."
Alfred Searls, Northern Soul
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On March 10 Esther recorded the Bruch Violin Concerto No.1 with the BBC Philharmonic.