The DSO String Trio consists of the concertmaster, principal cello, and principal viola of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
These orchestral leaders are active chamber musicians who bring their superlative skills to the string trio repertoire. All are past participants of the Marlboro Music Festival, where they developed a great love and appreciation for music making in a small ensemble.
Meet the Trio
Violinist Yoonshin Song has been concertmaster of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra since 2012. She was born in South Korea, where she began her musical studies at age 5. Making her solo debut with the Seoul Philharmonic at age 11, she has since built a successful performing career internationally. Song earned many prestigious prizes throughout her career, including top prize awards in the Wieniawski, Lipizer, Marteau, and Stradivarius International Violin Competitions. As a soloist she has performed with many orchestras around the world such as the Detroit Symphony, the Houston Symphony, the Utah Symphony, Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, and many others. She teaches at the University of Michigan.
Wei Yu was recently appointed Principal Cello of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra where he made his subscription debut performing Dvorak's Cello Concerto. Before joining the DSO, he was a member of the New York Philharmonic for seven seasons. Yu has been a top prizewinner in competitions in the United States, Canada, and China. An avid chamber musician, he has been invited to many festivals and has recently collaborated with members of the Guarneri, Emerson and Juilliard Quartets. Yu serves on faculty of Northwestern University Bienen School Of Music. He performs on the 1778 "Ex-Soyer" Gagliano cello, on generous loan from the Marlboro Music Festival.
Violist Eric Nowlin has performed extensively throughout the United States as well as abroad, and serves as the Principal Violist of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Nowlin won second prize in the Walter W. Naumburg Competition, as well as first prize in the Irving M. Klein International String Competition and the Juilliard Viola Concerto Competition. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from The Juilliard School as a student of Samuel Rhodes. Nowlin has taught as an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto, as well as at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.
June 3, 2018
Cranbrook Music Guild
Christ Church Cranbrook
DSO String Trio performs with violinist Haixin Wu, and Cranbrook Music Guild director, pianist Dizhou Zhao in a performance of the Shostakovich piano quintet. Also on the program are sonatas by Debussy and Beethoven, performed by Yoonshin Song, Wei Yu, and Dizou Zhao.
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