As a laureate in the 2010 Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, Belgium, pianist Yekwon Sunwoo performed as soloist with the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie and Orchestre National de Belgique. He has performed as soloist with l’Orchestre Philharmonique du Maroc, Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, Incheon Philharmonic Orchestra, Daegu Orchestra.
Mr. Sunwoo made his New York City debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in 2009 as winner of the Florida International Piano Competition. Other awards include First Prize in the 2009 Concours International de Piano “Interlaken Classics,” First Prize in the Daegu Broadcasting Competition, First Prize in the Ewha-Kyung Hyang Competition, and Grand Prize in the Kukmin-Ilbo/Hansei University Competition.
Mr. Sunwoo’s vivid chamber music experience includes an invitation from the Kumho Asiana Cultural Foundation in 2007, touring Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Panama. He has collaborated with Ida Kavafian and Peter Wiley in 2010 with Curtis on Tour and with Roberto Díaz on the Bay Chamber Concerts summer series in 2008. He has also performed with, Gary Hoffman, Anne-Marie McDermott, and Michael Tree. Mr. Sunwoo was invited to perform at the Summit Music Festival, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Toronto Summer Music Academy and Festival, and Music from Angel Fire.
Mr. Sunwoo was born in AnYang, Korea, and began studying piano at the age of eight. He has studied with Min-ja Shin and Sun-wha Kim in Korea, and he currently studies with pianist Seymour Lipkin at Curtis Institute of Music. His upcoming performances include recitals in Germany and Switzerland, and an orchestral concert in the states.