Gold medalist of the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, 28-year-old pianist Yekwon Sunwoo has been hailed for “his total command over the instrument and its expressiveness” (San Francisco Examiner). A powerful and virtuosic performer, he also, in his own words, “strives to reach for the truth and pure beauty in music,” and hopes to convey those fundamental emotions to audiences. Born in Anyang, South Korea, Sunwoo studied at the Curtis Institute of Music, The Juilliard School, and most recently received his artist diploma at the Mannes School of Music under Richard Goode. The first Korean to win Cliburn Gold, Sunwoo launches his debut season this year with recital and orchestral appearances in major cities around the globe, including Savannah.
“He possesses the uncanny ability to maintain soaring lyricism, holding counterpoint and accompaniment in an exquisite balance, laying them out clearly using well-differentiated tones and colors.”
San Francisco Classical Voice
Four Impromptus, Opus 142, D. 935
“Ramble on the last love duet” from Der Rosenklavier, arr. Grainger
Sonata No. 2 in F-sharp minor, Opus 2
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12 in C-sharp minor, S. 244/12