Keynote Artist Management announces today that pianist Yekwon Sunwoo will join the firm’s roster for worldwide general management, effective immediately.
In June 2017, Yekwon Sunwoo was named the gold medalist of the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, at 28 years of age. In addition to cash and other prizes, he received three years of guaranteed comprehensive career management from the Cliburn, including mentorship and international concert bookings from the London-based Keynote Artist Management. Keynote manager Claudia Clarkson was immediately struck by Mr. Sunwoo’s charisma and authority at the keyboard when she heard him in Fort Worth during the Competition, which, in part, led to this offer of worldwide management just 6 months after his win.
Mr. Sunwoo’s Decca Gold album, Cliburn Gold 2017, reached #1 on the Billboard’s Traditional Classical Chart its first week of release in August. Featuring his Competition-winning performances of Ravel, Haydn, and Rachmaninoff, the recording is available on all major outlets (including the Cliburn Shop at www.cliburn.org).
Since then he has made an undeniable impression during his fall tour around the world, including his:
- sold-out Chicago recital debut, lauded for “ravishing pianisim… a genuine poetic sensibility, a way of making the music his own and telling you things about it you had not heard before” (Chicago Tribune);
- return to the Cliburn stage in Fort Worth, where “it was clear that something special was happening… I sensed emotional depths I’d never before imagined” (Dallas Morning News);
- special performance, alongside Renée Fleming and Cynthia Nixon, for the New York Public Radio Gala 2017;
- U.K. concerto debut with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and other performances across Europe, Asia, and North America.
For more about Yekwon, visit yekwonsunwoo.com.
Just in time for the holiday season, we’re introducing the Cliburn Sampler! The perfect package for the classically curious, the Cliburn Sampler gives you the chance to try out a little bit of everything the Cliburn has to offer this spring. Choose one concert from three different experiences (Kimbell, Sessions, Festival) for just $75 total.
On February 22–25 at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, this celebration on the 60th Anniversary of Van Cliburn’s historic International Tchaikovsky Competition victory will feature three Cliburn laureates—Alexander Korbin (2005 gold medalist), Yury Favorin (2017 finalist), and Georgy Tchaidze (2017 finalists)— and the Rolston String Quartet.
2017 Silver Medalist Kenny Broberg and 2017 Bronze Medalist Daniel Hsu to perform FREE public concerts November 1–3, 2017 at Sundance Square, Fort Worth Central Library, and Texas Wesleyan University.
Single tickets are on sale now for the 2017–2018 Cliburn Concerts season, the 41st year of the Cliburn’s signature annual recital series. Subscriptions—which are, for the first time, entirely choose-your-own packages—are also still available.
Just 13 days after Yekwon Sunwoo was named the gold medalist of the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Decca Gold, Universal Music’s U.S. classical label, has released Cliburn Gold 2017! The digital album features a selection of Yekwon’s live solo performances from the Competition, including Ravel’s La Valse and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Sonata No. 2.
DOWNLOAD YOURS TODAY or PRE-ORDER THE CD, which drops August 18.
Read more about Yekwon Sunwoo HERE.
Leonard Slatkin, chairman of the Jury for the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, has announced the Competition’s prize winners.
Leonard Slatkin, chairman of the Jury for the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, has announced the six pianists advancing to the Final Round.
Leonard Slatkin, chairman of the Jury for the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, has announced the 12 pianists advancing to the Semifinal Round.
Leonard Slatkin, chairman of the Jury for the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, has announced the 20 pianists advancing to the Quarterfinal Round.