International Piano: One to Watch
One to Watch: Yekwon Sunwoo
By Stephen Wigler
It was the unfailingly consistent excellence of Sunwoo’s performances that brought him the Gold Medal in Fort Worth. There were about a dozen other young pianists who gave superb performances during this more than two-week long piano marathon. I can’t think of another pianist who was so satisfying in so much, be it the searching seriousness of Schubert’s Sonata in C Minor, the sardonic wit of Prokofiev’s Sonata No 6, the thunder and fire of Rachmaninov’s Sonata No 2 and Concerto No 3, the shattering explosions and profound disquiet of Ravel’s La valse or the subtlety and graciousness of Mozart’s Concerto No 21.
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