Yekwon Sunwoo
piano | Korea, °1989
 
PIANO 2010 : Laureate
After studying in Korea with Kim Sun-Wha and Shin Min-Ja until 2005, Sunwoo Yekwon went on to study at the Curtis Institute with Seymour Lipkin. While still very young, he gave a series of recitals in his homeland ; he has since performed at prestigious European and U.S. venues, including the Salle Cortot in Paris in 2008 and Carnegie Hall in New York in 2009. He has won numerous prizes in Korean competitions ; in 2008 he won First Prize in the Florida International Piano Competition ; in 2009 he won First Prize in the Interlaken Classics International Piano Competition in Berne and in the California International Young Artists Competition. He toured Central America in 2007, at the request of the Kumho Asiana Cultural Foundation. He has played chamber music with celebrated artists such as Roberto Diaz, Ida Kavafian, and Peter Wiley.
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Final 2010: Yekwon Sunwoo
Semi-final 2010: Yekwon Sunwoo - concerto
Semi-final 2010: Yekwon Sunwoo - recital
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Programme
Final (25/05/2010)
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata n. 24 in F sharp major op. 78
Minje Jeon Target
Sergey Rachmaninov Concerto n. 3 in D minor op. 30
Yekwon Sunwoo, piano
National Orchestra of Belgium, dir. Marin Alsop
Semi-final

Récital (11/05/2010)

Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata n. 13 in E flat major op. 27/1
Fryderyk Chopin Nocturne n. 17 in B major op. 62/1
Fryderyk Chopin Scherzo n. 2 in B flat minor op. 31
Jean-Luc Fafchamps Back to the Sound
Igor Stravinsky Three movements from Petrushka
Yekwon Sunwoo, piano

Concerto (14/05/2010)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto n. 9 in E flat major KV 271
Yekwon Sunwoo, piano
Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, dir. Paul Goodwin
First round (05/05/2010)
Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude and Fugue n. 3 in C sharp major BWV 848
Fryderyk Chopin Etude in C major op. 10/1
Sergey Rachmaninov Etude-tableau in A minor op. 39/6
Maurice Ravel La valse
Yekwon Sunwoo, piano
Piano 2020 postponed to May 2021
How the competition unfolds
H.M. Queen Mathilde
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