Listed as one of Classic FM’s Top 30 Artists under 30, Esther Yoo is a Deutsche Grammophon Artist and has released two concerto albums for the label with the Philharmonia Orchestra under Vladimir Ashkenazy, and her most recent album (Barber/Bruch Violin Concertos) with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and their Music Director Vasily Petrenko. She has also recorded two albums as part of the Z.E.N. Trio, who met on the BBC New Generation Artist scheme in 2015 and perform regularly together. The Z.E.N. Trio's latest album was released on Deutsche Grammophon in Spring 2021 and featured music by Shostakovich, Babajanian, Rachmaninov and Khachaturian. Esther also featured on the soundtrack to British film On Chesil Beach.
Esther Yoo performs all over the world with leading conductors – including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Gustavo Dudamel, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Thierry Fischer, Karina Canellakis and Andrew Davis – and orchestras such as the Philharmonia, Los Angeles Philharmonic, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. She has also performed at a range of prominent festivals including the BBC Proms and Aspen Music Festival. She performs regularly as part of the Z.E.N. Trio and in August 2022 they made their Australian debut tour including performances in Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Canberra among others.
The first ever Artist in Residence with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in 2018, Esther Yoo came to international attention in 2010 when she became the youngest prize-winner of the 10th International Sibelius Violin Competition at aged 16. She went on to become one of the youngest ever prize-winners of the Queen Elisabeth Competition in 2012.