2017 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist: Yekwon Sunwoo

Date and Time: 
Friday, October 27, 2017 - 7:30pm
Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall

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2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition winner Yekwon Sunwoo earned his bachelor’s degree at the Curtis Institute of Music and his master’s at the Juilliard School, in addition to studying with Richard Goode at the Mannes School of Music. Sunwoo won first prizes at the 2015 International German Piano Award competition in Frankfurt, the 2014 Vendome Prize at the Verbier Festival, the 2013 Sendai International Music Competition, and the 2012 William Kapell International Piano Competition. He has given recitals at Carnegie Hall, Hamarikyu Asahi Hall in Tokyo, Wigmore Hall in London, Radio France and Salle Cortot in Paris, and Kumho Art Hall in Seoul. Sunwoo has been featured on WQXR’s McGraw-Hill Young Artists Showcase and has performed with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, with Ida Kavafian and Peter Wiley as part of Curtis on Tour, and with Roberto Díaz on the Bay Chamber Concerts.


Schubert, Sonata in C Minor, D. 958  
Grainger, Ramble on the Last Love Duet from Richard Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier  
Rachmaninoff, Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op.36
Ravel, La valse