Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Jaime Laredo
Music Director

Woonkuo Soon

Where were you born and (if different) where did you grow up? Singapore

Current residence and marital status/family: all over the USA and Canada; single

Education: Undergrad, San Francisco Conservatory of Music; grad school, UMass Amherst

When did you start playing with the VSO? 2001 on a regular basis

Other current jobs besides VSO: Concertmaster of the Lion King National Tour

Favorite composer: I especially like Rachmaninoff, Janacek, and Sibelius.

Hobbies: audiophile; building bicycles

How did you get started in music? It was just decided that I would learn the violin at age eight, My father is a musician.

Describe a typical day: Going out to explore, looking for nice nature scenery; playing the show.

Dream job if not musician: No job. Retirement!!

Favorite vice: too many

Best advice I ever got: Hilary told me to keep checking my blood pressure…. I can’t think of any, really, no one has really given me any advice….

Favorite way to spend an evening: good food and nice walks

Pet peeves: unaccountability, bad manners, inconsistency

I’m most proud of: What can I say….. perhaps constantly learning new skills?

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