Yekwon Sunwoo Piano Recital
Music 
23 Feb 2019
Yekwon Sunwoo Piano Recital
Music 
23 Feb 2019

Yekwon Sunwoo © Carolyn Cruz

Yekwon Sunwoo © Ralph Lauer

Yekwon Sunwoo © Ralph Lauer

Yekwon Sunwoo © Ralph Lauer

Yekwon Sunwoo © Carolyn Cruz

Yekwon Sunwoo Piano Recital
Music 
23 Feb 2019

Yekwon Sunwoo Piano Recital

Possessing a delicate lyricism and remarkably mature musical personality, Yekwon Sunwoo became the first Korean gold medallist at the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano competition, at just 28 years of age. His Hong Kong debut includes one of Schubert’s introspective last sonatas and Rachmaninov’s fiery second sonata, balanced with delectable gems by R. Strauss, Ravel and Hamelin.
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Possessing a delicate lyricism and remarkably mature musical personality, Yekwon Sunwoo became the first Korean gold medallist at the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano competition, at just 28 years of age. His Hong Kong debut includes one of Schubert’s introspective last sonatas and Rachmaninov’s fiery second sonata, balanced with delectable gems by R. Strauss, Ravel and Hamelin.
“Ravishing pianism… A genuine poetic sensibility” Chicago Tribune

“Superbly assured pianism” ★★★★ BBC Music Magazine
“Humble and compelling” Mercury News

Possessing a delicate lyricism and remarkably mature musical personality, Yekwon Sunwoo became the first Korean gold medallist at the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano competition, aged just 28. Hailed for “his total command over the instrument and its expressiveness” (San Francisco Examiner), Sunwoo’s style incorporates well-thought readings of wide-ranging repertoire and meticulous attention to both colour and phrasing.

The Korean pianist relocated to the USA in 2005, studying with renowned teachers including Seymour Lipkin (Curtis Institute of Music), Robert McDonald (Juilliard School) and Richard Goode (Mannes School of Music), with subsequent success including winning the 2015 International German Piano Award, the Vendome Prize at the 2014 Verbier Festival and first prize at the 2012 William Kapell International Piano Competition. This young but seasoned performer has also performed recitals across many cities in the USA and Europe, and appeared with major orchestras including the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Houston Symphony, and Baltimore Symphony under the baton of Marin Alsop.

Sunwoo’s debut Hong Kong recital is a chance to witness this charismatic pianist, still in the early stages of a promising solo career destined for great heights, as he performs one of Schubert’s introspective last sonatas and Rachmaninov’s fiery second sonata, balanced with delectable gems by Richard Strauss, Ravel and Hamelin.
Schubert
Piano Sonata No 19 in C minor, D958

R. Strauss arr. Grainger
Ramble on the Last Love Duet from Der Rosenkavalier

Rachmaninov
Piano Sonata No 2 in B-flat minor, Op 36 (1931 version)

Ravel
La Valse

Marc-André Hamelin
Toccata
Introduction
“Ravishing pianism… A genuine poetic sensibility” Chicago Tribune

“Superbly assured pianism” ★★★★ BBC Music Magazine
“Humble and compelling” Mercury News

Possessing a delicate lyricism and remarkably mature musical personality, Yekwon Sunwoo became the first Korean gold medallist at the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano competition, aged just 28. Hailed for “his total command over the instrument and its expressiveness” (San Francisco Examiner), Sunwoo’s style incorporates well-thought readings of wide-ranging repertoire and meticulous attention to both colour and phrasing.

The Korean pianist relocated to the USA in 2005, studying with renowned teachers including Seymour Lipkin (Curtis Institute of Music), Robert McDonald (Juilliard School) and Richard Goode (Mannes School of Music), with subsequent success including winning the 2015 International German Piano Award, the Vendome Prize at the 2014 Verbier Festival and first prize at the 2012 William Kapell International Piano Competition. This young but seasoned performer has also performed recitals across many cities in the USA and Europe, and appeared with major orchestras including the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Houston Symphony, and Baltimore Symphony under the baton of Marin Alsop.

Sunwoo’s debut Hong Kong recital is a chance to witness this charismatic pianist, still in the early stages of a promising solo career destined for great heights, as he performs one of Schubert’s introspective last sonatas and Rachmaninov’s fiery second sonata, balanced with delectable gems by Richard Strauss, Ravel and Hamelin.
Programme
Schubert
Piano Sonata No 19 in C minor, D958

R. Strauss arr. Grainger
Ramble on the Last Love Duet from Der Rosenkavalier

Rachmaninov
Piano Sonata No 2 in B-flat minor, Op 36 (1931 version)

Ravel
La Valse

Marc-André Hamelin
Toccata