Esther Yoo to perform at Katara in celebration of Korean National Day

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Award winning Korean Violinist to perform at Katara’s Opera House

Doha, October 7th, 2012: In celebration of Korean National Day, Katara, the Cultural Village,

presents the award winning Violinist, Esther Yoo. In addition to classical music, Esther Yoo

will be performing traditional Korean music with Qatari folk songs at the concert which will

take place on Monday 8th October, 7:30pm at the Opera House, Building 16, Katara.

At age 17, Esther Yoo was the youngest prize winner of the 75th Queen Elizabeth

Competition and the 10th International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition in 2010. Since

making her orchestra debut at age 8, Esther performed with many orchestras including the

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Helsinki Philharmonia Orch., Sinfonia Varsovia,

Polish Chamber Orch., Korean Chamber Orchestra, North Czech Philh. Orch. and the Seoul

Philh. Orch.

Dr. Emad Sultan, Cultural Affairs Director said, “This performance marks Korea’s National

Day and in celebration, Katara is proud to collaborate with the Embassy of the Republic

of Korea to present Esther Yoo. Katara continues to build cultural bridges by providing a

platform for aspiring artists and world class performers, and Esther Yoo is an example of

this. This performance contributes to the overall mission to educate and entertain.”

Esther Yoo has also performed at various international festivals such as the Rising

Stars Series at the Frankische Music Festival (Alzenau, Germany) with pianist Itamar

Golan, the Rising Star Series of Arpeggione Music Festival in Austria with Arpeggione

Chamber Orchestra, the Seoul International Music Festival with Maxim Vengerov and the

Kamermuziek Houtland Festival in Bruges.

Tickets are available at the Virgin Megastore during store operating hours (from 9:30am –

12midnight) at Landmark. They can also be purchased online at www.virginmegastore.me.