Yeree Suh | soprano
Soprano Yeree Suh trained at the National University in Seoul before furthering her studies in Europe at Berlin’s Universität der Künste, 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 prolific concert performer, Yeree has performed a wide range of repertoire with, among many others, Andreas Spering, Andrea Marcon and the Venice Baroque Orchestra, Philippe Herreweghe, Ton Koopman and the DSO, Masaaki Suzuki, the Münchner Symphoniker and with the Freiburg Bachorchester.
Particularly renowned for her exceptional interpretations of contemporary music, Yeree 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, the 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.
Recent seasons have seen Yeree perform with Andrea Marcon at Theater Basel (Orfeo), a debut as Almirena in Handel’s Rinaldo at the National Theatre of Prague and her New York debut with the Ensemble Intercontemporain and Susanna Mälkki at the Lincoln Centre performing Ligeti’s Mysteries of the Macabre. Further highlights have included performances of Bach Cantatas with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin throughout South Korea, a European tour of Bach’s Easter Oratorio, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the Spanish Radio Orchestra, as well as a return to Theater Basel in Wolfgang Rihm’s Ariadne Monologue and revivals of Handel’s Rinaldo at the Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg and the Opéra de Rennes.
More recent highlights include Pierre 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, Hanspeter Kyburz's choreographed opera Outis with the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris's Cite de la Musique, the world premiere of Torsten Rasch's Le Serpent Rouge and Unsuk Chin’s Akrostichon-Wortspiel with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican and Handel’s Semele at the 2010 Beijing Festival.