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Yekwon Sunwoo

Yekwon Sunwoo

Full Name Yekwon Sunwoo
Date of Birth February 10, 1989
Age 35 years, 0 months, 25 days
Birthplace Anyang
Birth City Gyeonggi
Country South Korea
Horoscope Aquarius

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Yekwon Sunwoo Biography

Yekwon Sunwoo is one of the most popular and richest Musician who was born on February 10, 1989 in Anyang, Gyeonggi, South Korea. Sunwoo was born in Anyang in South Korea in 1989. Sunwoo began playing piano when he was eight years old, after watching his older sisters play it. He had already given his Seoul debuts as a recitalist and conductor in 2004. Sunwoo was a student at Seoul Arts High School, South Korea. Sunwoo studied in Korea with Min-ja Shin, Sun-wha Kim and Sun-wha Kim.

After an announcement in December 2017, Sunwoo was now managed by Keynote Artist Management worldwide and MOC Production in Korea.

On June 10, 2017, Sunwoo won the gold medal of the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas, becoming the first Korean to do so. The quadrennial competition, named in honor of pianist Van Cliburn, included four rounds of performances consisting of two 45-minute solo recitals and one 60-minute solo recital with no overlapping repertoire in addition to a piano quintet performed with the Brentano String Quartet and two piano concertos played with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, one under Nicholas McGegan and other under Leonard Slatkin. The Competition received 290 applications from which 30 were invited to compete in the live competition. By winning the gold medal, Sunwoo was awarded the Van Cliburn Cup, $50,000, three years of career management, a live recording and a recording partnership with Universal Music Group, press kits, videos, a website, and performance attire by Neiman Marcus.

At the age of 15, Sunwoo moved to the United States to attend the Curtis Institute of Music where he received the Rachmaninoff prize and studied with Seymour Lipkin. After graduating with his Bachelor’s degree, Sunwoo then earned his master’s degree studying with Robert McDonald at The Juilliard School, where he won both the Munz Scholarship Competition and the Arthur Rubinstein Prize. He then earned his artist diploma from the Mannes School of Music studying with Richard Goode. Sunwoo currently studies under Bernd Goetzke at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover in Germany.

Sunwoo is an active chamber musician. He has performed with ensembles such as the Jerusalem (during round four of the 2014 Vendome Prize Piano Competition held in Verbier), and Brentano String Quartets, in addition to violinist Ida Kafavian and cellists Edgar Moreau and Gary Hoffman, and Peter Wiley and pianist Anne-Marie McDermott. Two albums were released with Benjamin Beilman (Scene and Prokofiev VIolin Sonatas). He toured Central America in 2007 with the Kumho Asiana Cultural Foundation, including Costa Rica, Guatemala and Panama. He was presented by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and invited to many music festivals, including Summit Music, Bowdoin International and Toronto.

NameYekwon Sunwoo
First NameYekwon
Last NameSunwoo
BirthdayFebruary 10
Birth Year1989
Place of BirthAnyang
Home TownGyeonggi
Birth CountrySouth Korea
Birth SignAquarius
Full/Birth Name
ParentsOh Yoon-sun
SiblingsNot Available
SpouseNot Known
Children(s)Not Available

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Yekwon Sunwoo Net Worth

Yekwon Sunwoo is one of the richest Musician from South Korea. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Yekwon Sunwoo's net worth $3-5 Million.* (Last Update: February 3, 2024)

Yekwon (Korean seonuyegweon; born February 10, 1989, Anyang) is an South Korean classical pianist. Sunwoo, a 28-year-old Korean classical pianist, won the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition’s gold medal in 2017. In 2013, he won the Sendai International Music Competition.

Sunwoo made his Carnegie Hall debut in New York City after winning the 2008 Florida International Piano Competition. Sunwoo won several other competitions, including the William Kapell International Piano Contest, Vendome Prize at the Verbier Festival and the International German Piano Award.

Net Worth (2024)$5 Million*
Net Worth in 2023$3 Million*
SalaryUnder Review
Source of IncomeMusician
CarsNot Available
HouseLiving in own house.
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Who is Yekwon Sunwoo Dating?

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Interesting Facts about Yekwon Sunwoo

  1. Yekwon Sunwoo is a South Korean pianist.
  2. He won the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2017.
  3. Sunwoo has performed with major orchestras around the world.
  4. He studied at the Curtis Institute of Music and Juilliard School.
  5. Sunwoo has released several albums, including a recording of Rachmaninoff’s complete sonatas.
  6. He was named Artist of the Year by Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in 2019.
  7. Sunwoo has also won top prizes at other international piano competitions.
  8. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2018 to critical acclaim.
  9. Sunwoo is known for his powerful and expressive playing style.
  10. He frequently collaborates with other musicians and composers on new works.

Facts & Trivia

Yekwon Ranked on the list of most popular Musician. Also ranked in the elit list of famous people born in South Korea. Yekwon Sunwoo celebrates birthday on February 10 of every year.

Key Events

  1. Yekwon Sunwoo (Korean: 선우예권; born February 10, 1989, in Anyang) is a South Korean classical pianist..

  2. Sunwoo was born in Anyang, South Korea in 1989..

  3. By 2004 at the age of 15, he had given both his recital and orchestra debuts in Seoul..

  4. In 2007, he toured Central America including Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Panama with the Kumho Asiana Cultural Foundation..

  5. After winning the 2008 Florida International Piano Competition, Sunwoo gave his Carnegie Hall debut in New York City in 2009..

  6. He won the Sendai International Music Competition in 2013..

  7. Sunwoo is an active chamber musician and has performed with such ensembles as the Jerusalem (during the final round of the 2014 Vendome Prize Piano Competition held in Verbier) and Brentano String Quartets in addition to violinist Ida Kafavian, cellists Edgar Moreau, Gary Hoffman, and Peter Wiley, and pianist Anne-Marie McDermott..

  8. In 2017, at 28 years old, Sunwoo was the first Korean to win the gold medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition..

  9. On June 10, 2017, Sunwoo won the gold medal of the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas, becoming the first Korean to do so..

  10. Two weeks after the conclusion of the 2017 Cliburn competition, Decca Gold released Cliburn Gold 2017 which includes Sunwoo’s live performances from the Competition. .

  11. Following an announcement in December 2017, Sunwoo is currently managed worldwide by Keynote Artist Management and in Korea by MOC Production..