Green Valley News: TSO opens new season of Beethoven

Green Valley News: TSO opens new season of Beethoven

Green Valley News

Symphony Review: TSO opens new season of Beethoven
By Donald J. Behnke

The highlight of the afternoon was clearly the Beethoven 3rd Piano Concerto with Yekwon Sunwoo as soloist. A native of Korea, this 30-year-old First Place Winner of the 2017 Van Cliburn competition put forth a stellar performance befitting his now-commanding position in the musical world.

His technique is incomparable, including rarely heard, soothingly soft passages such as the unusually slow and languid 2nd movement, as well as Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks in the incredible runs and arpeggios of the fortes. The audience was mesmerized, as was this reviewer. It was truly a Gold Medal performance.

Read the full review here.