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Yeree Suh

Yeree Suh




Soprano Yeree Suh commenced her training at the National University in Seoul before furthering her studies in Europe at Berlin's Universität der Künste (studying with Professor Harald Stamm and graduating with distinction), with Regina Werner-Dietrich in Leipzig and with Gerd Türk at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. In 2003, she made her professional debut with René Jacobs at the Innsbrucker Festwochen as Ninfa in Monteverdi's Orfeo, a role she repeated at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin in 2004 and at Vienna's Theater an der Wien in 2007.

A prolific concert performer, Yeree Suh has performed together with Andreas Spering (Haydn's L'isola disabitata/Silvia and Händel's Il Trionfo del tempo e del disinganno/La Belezza); with Andrea Marcon and the Venice Baroque Orchestra (Händel's Apollo e Dafne); with Philippe Herreweghe (Mendelssohn's Ein Sommernachtstraum); with Ton Koopman and the DSO (Schütz, Die sieben Worte); with René Jacobs (Monteverdi, Madrigali); with both Frieder Bernius and Masaaki Suzuki (Händel's Messiah); with the Münchner Symphoniker (Orff, Carmina Burana and Gretel in the Prinzregenten Theater Munich), and with the Freiburg Bachorchester (Bruckner's F-Moll Messe).

Particularly renowned for her exceptional interpretation of contemporary music, Yeree Suh sang the European premiere of Matthias Pintscher's ‘with lilies white' with Kent Nagano at the Berliner Philharmonie and the Konzerthaus Dortmund, and has performed in contemporary projects with the Ensemble Modern/Sian Edwards, London's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Estoril Festival, with the Nieuw Ensemble at La biennale di Venezia, the London Sinfonietta/Baldur Broennimann at Settembre Musica, and with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Ilan Volkov.

The 2008/2009 season saw Yeree Suh's highly-acclaimed la Musica/Orfeo with Andrea Marcon at Theater Basel, a debut as Almirena in Händel's Rinaldo at the National Theatre of Prague and her New York debut with the Ensemble Intercontemporain and Susanna Mälkki at Lincoln Centre performing Ligetis the Mysteries of the macabre and Unsuk Chins Akrostichon-Wortspiel. Last season included performances of Bach Cantatas with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin throughout South Korea, a European tour of Bach's Easter Oratorio and assorted Cantatas with La Petite Bande and Sigiswalk Kuijken, Bach's Christmas Oratorio with the Spanish Radio Orchestra/Rubén Dubrovsky as well as a return to Theater Basel in Wolfgang Rihm's Ariadne Monologue and revivals of Händel's Rinaldo at the Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg and the Opéra de Rennes.

The current season opened with Pierrre Boulez's Pli selon Pli with the Bamberger Symphoniker and Jonathan Nott at Berlin's Musikfest as part of the composer's 85th birthday celebrations and further includes Hanspeter Kyburz' choreographed opera Outis with the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris' Cite de la Musique, the world premiere of Torsten Raschs Le Serpent Rouge with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Unsuk Chin's Akrostichon-Wortspiel, also with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at London's Barbican Hall and her debut as Handel's Semele at the 2010 Beijing Festival.

Yeree Suh's debut recording - Musik der Hamburger Pfeffersäcke - with Elbipolis Barockorchester was released to great acclaim in 2008 and this season brings a second release as Belinda in Purcell's Dido und Aeneas (Ambronay editions), conducted by Leonardo Garcia Alarcon.