DETROIT (AP) ― The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has chosen violinist Yoonshin Song as its concertmaster.
Music Director Leonard Slatkin announced the appointment Sunday after intermission at the symphony’s final performance of ``Pictures at an Exhibition.’’
The 30-year-old Song, a native of South Korea, is a member of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. She served as guest concertmaster during this weekend’s performances.
The Detroit symphony says that Song will take the position in September and will make her solo debut in May 2013 with the Brahms’ Violin Concerto.
Song is a winner of the Stradivarius International Violin Competition, among many honors.
Emmanuelle Boisvert was the Detroit symphony’s concertmaster for 23 years. She left one year ago to become associate concertmaster with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.