Yekwon Sunwoo

“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

 

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.

“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)

 

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Crossing Spheres – Yekwon Sunwoo plays works by Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt and Tchaikovsky

Genuin Crossing Spheres – Yekwon Sunwoo plays works by Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt and Tchaikovsky

 

Yekwon Sunwoo, winner of the 2015 International German Piano Award, issues a new CD on the Genuin label. Recorded live in October 2016 during a concert at the Kursaal in Bad Cannstatt, this compact disc stands out for its multifaceted character, as it includes a late composition by Beethoven (Piano Sonata Nr. 30 in E major, Op. 109) and several Préludes by Chopin as well as piano works by Liszt and Tchaikovsky, all of them brilliantly interpreted.

The stunning voice of Sunwoo’s Bechstein grand piano excels in rendering even the most subtle of nuances. The structures and lines of the “crossing spheres” are so clear that it is a pleasure to surrender oneself to this musical journey.