Biography: Established in 1953, the Seoul Arts High School (Seoul Yego) has been widely recognized as the foremost pre-professional school for young and specially gifted musicians, dancers, and visual artists in Korea, and has produced leading musicians and the finest performing artists for the last half century. The school is also renowned for its high quality of artistic and scholastic curriculum as well as the excellence of its faculties.
The Seoul Yego Youth Symphony Orchestra, which began its professional activities in 1972, has established itself as the official representative of the Seoul Arts High School. In addition to concerts in Korea, the Orchestra had numerous concerts throughout the world. In 1987, the orchestra won first prize for chamber music at the Aberdeen International Music Festival in Scotland, and was invited back to the Festival in 1994.
In 1992, the Orchestra performed for the opening concert at the Okayama Philharmonic Concert Hall in Japan. In January 1997, it performed in San Jose, California, and made their debut at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. The young artists have received an invitation to perform in New York Orchestra Festival, sponsored by World Project, to be held in the world famous Carnegie Hall in 2004. In 2006, they gave the 50th Annual Concert at the Seoul Arts Center in Seoul.