The Cliburn

International Piano: Yekwon Sunwoo at Portland Piano International

International Piano: Yekwon Sunwoo at Portland Piano International

Ever since Yekwon Sunwoo won the Van Cliburn Competition last June, he has been concertizing extensively. Sunwoo showed no signs of jetlag in his performance at Lincoln Concert Hall in Portland, Oregon.

BBC Music Magazine: Yekwon Sunwoo's Cliburn Gold 2017

BBC Music Magazine: Yekwon Sunwoo's Cliburn Gold 2017

"Superbly assured pianism from the recent winner of the Van Cliburn competition, sensitive in Haydn and full-blown in Ravel’s La Valse." - Rebecca Franks, BBC Music Magazine, Cliburn Gold 2017

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.

The New York Times: Hear the Martha Argerich Recording That Inspired Yekwon Sunwoo

The New York Times: Hear the Martha Argerich Recording That Inspired Yekwon Sunwoo

We asked some of the most talented younger pianists (and one harpsichordist) to share and discuss their favorite Argerich recordings. Their answers — and the music — are below. Yekwon Sunwoo, the 28-year-old South Korean pianist who won this year’s Cliburn Competition, loved Ms. Argerich’s recording of “Gaspard de la Nuit,” but then he found a video of her playing the piece.

San Francisco Classical Voice: Yekwon Sunwoo Woos Audience With a Champion’s Technique and Expression

San Francisco Classical Voice: Yekwon Sunwoo Woos Audience With a Champion’s Technique and Expression

Sunwoo’s special quality became self-evident quickly: He possesses the uncanny ability to maintain soaring lyricism, holding counterpoint and accompaniment in an exquisite balance, laying them out clearly using well-differentiated tones and colors. Such a natural inclination turned the Rachmaninoff Sonata No. 2 in the second half of the program into something out of the ordinary.

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.