Yekwon Sunwoo joins Keynote Artist Management roster

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.

Medici.tv partners for #cliburn2017 Webcast

The Cliburn announces a major new media partnership with Paris-based medici.tv—the leading classical-music video broadcaster in the world—that will greatly expand the global audience for the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, May 25–June 10, 2017.

The #cliburn2017 webcast will encompass over 110 hours of live performances, announcements, interviews, featurettes, and other behind-the-scenes footage. All content will be available both live and on demand for free to viewers across the world on the Cliburn’s homepage at Cliburn.org, as well as the specially designed microsite cliburn2017.medici.tv—which will also host a variety of editorial content in English, Russian, French, and Chinese. Viewership is expected to top 5 million during the three-week period.

The webcast will be hosted by dynamic piano duo Anderson & Roe (Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe). Called “the very model of complete 21st-century musicians” by The Washington Post, these two revoluntionary performers are well known to Cliburn audiences: they hosted the webcast for the 2015 Cliburn Junior Competition, and have performed in Cliburn Concerts, and Ms. Roe was a competitor in the 2005 Cliburn Competition.

Medici.tv produces and broadcasts more than 100 live concerts and 1,800 programs each year in collaboration with the world’s greatest orchestras and other classical musicians.

Medici’s broadcasts and on-demand services are experienced by hundreds of thousands of viewers, including 300,000 members from 182 nations and 200,000 social media followers. Its reach is particularly strong in Europe and in Asia, where music fans experience the finest concerts in the world on Medici’s website, on YouTube, and via the company’s smartphone and tablet applications.

Medici takes viewers inside the most prestigious concert halls, presenting landmark performances by stars such as Gustavo Dudamel, Valery Gergiev, Plácido Domingo, Renee Fleming, Yuja Wang, Lang Lang, Daniel Barenboim, and Joshua Bell, to name only a few.

Now the Cliburn and the 30 competitors of the 2017 Cliburn Competition will join that illustrious roster, along with the Leonard Slatkin, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, and Bass Performance Hall.