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Yekwon Sunwoo

Cliburn GOLD 2017

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#Cliburn2017 Meet the Competitors: Yekwon Sunwoo (South Korea)
Yekwon Sunwoo : The INNERview (Arirang TV)
1 Ravel: La Valse, M.72  
2 Grainger (arr.): Ramble on the Last Love-Duet from Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier  
3 Hamelin: Toccata on L'homme arm  
4 Haydn: Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI 48 / 1  
5 Haydn: Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI 48 / 2  
6 Schubert (Liszt, arr.): Litaney (Litanei auf das Fest aller Seelen, D.343), S.562  
7 Rachmaninoff: Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 36 / 1  
8 Rachmaninoff: Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 36 / 2  
9 Rachmaninoff: Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 36 / 3  
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On June 10, the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition crowned its 2017 gold medalist in Fort Worth, Texas: 28 year-old Yekwon Sunwoo of South Korea.  On June 23, Decca Gold (the new U.S. classical imprint of Universal Music Group) released a recording of Yekwon Sunwoo on all digital platforms as part of their broader partnership with the Van Cliburn Organization.  A physical release of the CD will follow on August 18. The Decca Gold recording will include Sunwoo's performances of Ravel's La Valse; Grainger's arrangement of Ramble on the Last Love-Duet from Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier; an original work by pianist-composer Marc-André Hamelin, Toccata on "L'homme armé"; Haydn's Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI 48;  Liszt's arrangement of Schubert's Litanei auf das Fest aller Seelen, D. 343; and Rachmaninoff's Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 36. 

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