The Korea Herald: Pianist Sunwoo Yekwon to pay homage to Schumann with ‘My Clara’ tour
The Korea Herald
Pianist Sunwoo Yekwon to pay homage to Schumann with ‘My Clara’ tour
By Im Eun-byel
Pianist Sunwoo Yekwon is embarking on a series of recitals in 10 cities.
Titled “My Clara,” the nationwide tour begins Thursday and continues through June 1. The program, drawn up by the pianist himself, includes Clara Schumann’s Notturno in F Major, Robert Schumann’s Fantasie in C Major and Johannes Brahms’ Piano Sonata No. 3 in F Minor.
“Lately, I have been feeling more connected to the works of the Schumanns and Brahms,” the 29-year-old pianist said during a press conference Monday at the culture complex Ode Port in southern Seoul.
“The three artists were close and influenced each other, creating indescribably good works — something to be grateful for,” he said, referring to the close friendship between the couple and Brahms.
According to the pianist, the tour’s title reflects his affection for Clara Schumann, with the 200th anniversary of her birth being marked this year.
“Clara Schumann was a type of a person with many characteristics (thoughts) in her head. I am not one to be easily swayed, but musicians have to live with a lot of emotions,” he said.
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