The Houston Symphony has hired Yoonshin Song as its concertmaster. She has held that post in the Detroit Symphony since 2012.
Houston has tried out 17 candidates since Frank Huang quit for the NY Phil three years ago.
Some may regard this a rich orchestra making an offer other can’t afford but the picture is probably more complex. Detroit is without a music director, a situation of some uncertainty for the next most important person in the orchestra. Houston offers stability, top soloists and high visibility.
Yoonshin Song will be guest concertmaster with Ivan Fisher’s Budapest Festival Orchestra laster this year. She’s in high demand.