Prague picks a flute winner

Prague picks a flute winner


norman lebrecht

May 15, 2015

A a 17 year-old Korean, Yubeen Kim, blew everyone away at last December’s Geneva flute competition, but the judges lacked the courage to give him outright first prize.

No such doubts in Prague today, where he stormed to victory.

Bookmark that name. Yubeen Kim.

yubeen prague



  • Anon says:

    Oops. The guy in the picture is Sunghyun Cho, who tied for 2nd place at Prague. Yubeen’s quite a bit younger, just 17 as you mentioned. But everything else is spot on! Yubeen Kim
    is sensational – a true wunderkind with a huge future!

  • Barnaby Ballstrangler says:

    A sort of Oriental James Galway?