“It was such a joy to play a recital with the C.Bechstein grand piano. It responds immediately to every nuance of touch to produce wonderful singing tone and exuberant colors.”
Yekwon Sunwoo was born in Anyang (South Korea) in 1989. He studied the piano in his native country, then at Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia before completing a Master’s at Juilliard School in New York. He was a laureate at numerous competitions and won first prizes in the Florida International Piano Competition, at the Interlaken Classics festival and in the William Kapell International Piano Competition. He has also performed at numerous festivals and major venues all over the world, including Carnegie Hall.
In 2015, Yekwon Sunwoo won the International German Piano Award in the competition organized by International Piano Forum to promote excellence in the piano world, impressing the panel of twelve judges (musicians, directors, music managers and producers) with his perfect technique and top-class performance. The previous year, he recorded his first solo album on the label Fontec featuring works by Schubert, Liszt, Ravel and Rachmaninov. In 2018 Yekwon Sunwoo won the first prize of the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.
“It was such a joy to play a recital with the C.Bechstein grand piano. It responds immediately to every nuance of touch to produce wonderful singing tone and exuberant colors. I am very grateful for their hard work in producing such an instrument and for their support!” (Yekwon Sunwoo)