Korean pianist and 2017 Cliburn gold medalist exercises total command of the instrument through masterful expression on stage
What You'll Get
- Seating: orchestra or mezzanine
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- The virtuoso: Yekwon’s command over the piano is absolute. His exercise of musical expression has earned him the Gold Medal at the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition among a number of other first prize judgements from music competitions across the globe.
- His story: Born in South Korea, Yekwon began his studies at the age of 8. After moving to the US in 2005, he earned several degrees, including a master’s from The Juilliard School, and now studies under Bernd Goetzke.
- His performances: He has performed as a soloist for The Juilliard Orchestra with Itzhak Perlman, and in recital at Carnegie Hall, Hamarikyu Asahi Hall in Tokyo, and Wigmore Hall in London to name a few.
- The program: Schumann’s Geistervariationen – Variations on an Original Theme in E flat major, WoO 24 (approx. 11 minutes) | Schumann’s Fantasie Op. 17 (approx. 30 minutes) | Intermission | Liszt’s 3 Concert Etudes S.144 (approx. 22 minutes) | Schubert’s Four Impromptus D.935 (approx. 35 minutes)
The Fine Print
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