Wednesday, June 11, 2008

[The Chosun Ilbo, May 30 2008] Asian Musicians Shine in U.S. Orchestras

America's "Big Five" orchestras, clustered in the east and midwest, seem to be playing to an increasingly Asian hand. The Chicago Symphony plays under concertmaster Robert Chen of Taiwanese descent; the New York Philharmonic's assistant concertmaster is ethnic Korean Michelle Kim; the Cleveland Orchestra's assistant concertmasters are Yoko Moore of Japan and Jung-min Amy Lee of Korea; and the assistant concertmaster of the Boston Symphony is also a Korean, Elita Kang.

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