The Cliburn

Miroirs CA: Interview with Yekwon Sunwoo

Miroirs CA: Interview with Yekwon Sunwoo

Soon after 28-year-old Yekwon Sunwoo won the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Decca Gold released a recording of his performances at the competition called Cliburn Gold, which became number one on Billboard’s Traditional Classical Album charts.

Yekwon Sunwoo talks about his career with Editor Leonne Lewis.

Fort Worth Business Press: Beyond the keyboard - Cliburn career management a key for winners

Fort Worth Business Press: Beyond the keyboard - Cliburn career management a key for winners

There's a lot more to being a Cliburn winner than the prestige that goes with the title. As in other professions, much goes on behind the scenes to ensure a long and successful career as a pianist. Beyond the prestige, cash prizes and hours of rehearsal, the medalists of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition get the opportunity to launch careers as concert pianists through concert bookings, recordings and significant media exposure via the career management prize.

BBC Music Magazine: Sunwoo Shines at the Cliburn Competition

BBC Music Magazine: Sunwoo Shines at the Cliburn Competition

Following his victory in the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas, pianist Yekwon Sunwoo says that he is 'extremely delighted and a little bit overwhelmed' by a success that will no doubt change the course of his career.

WQXR: The Cliburn Winners' First Public Appearance

WQXR: The Cliburn Winners' First Public Appearance

The winners of this year’s edition 선우예권 - Yekwon Sunwoo, Kenneth Broberg and Daniel Hsu come to The Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR for their first public appearance as winners. WQXR’s Elliott Forrest hosts this special evening of music and conversation.

The New York Times: Livestream with Pianist Yekwon Sunwoo

The New York Times: Livestream with Pianist Yekwon Sunwoo

A Facebook livestream performance and interview with New York Times reporter Josh Barone and the pianist Yekwon Sunwoo who recently bested 29 rivals to win the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

New York Times: South Korean Pianist Wins the Van Cliburn Competition

New York Times: South Korean Pianist Wins the Van Cliburn Competition

Yekwon Sunwoo won the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition on Saturday, besting 29 rivals over two weeks of playing to become the prestigious contest’s first champion from South Korea. The Cliburn, held every four years in Fort Worth, was founded in 1962 by Van Cliburn, the American pianist who stunned the world by winning the Tchaikovsky competition in Moscow in 1958, at the height of the Cold War.