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Van Cliburn Concert Series » Gold Medalist

Enjoy a live performance by Yekwon Sunwoo,  the Gold Medalist of the 15th Annual Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, in collaboration with The Cliburn. The Chicago Tribune heralds the competitors as the “World’s Greatest Pianists!” The series will continue on December 1 with jazz prodigy Joey Alexander and master musician Ellis Marsalis.

Yekwon Sunwoo (South Korea, 28) earned his bachelor’s degree at the Curtis Institute of Music and his master’s at The Juilliard School, and also studied with Richard Goode at the Mannes School of Music. Sunwoo won first prizes at the 2015 International German Piano Award in Frankfurt, the 2014 Vendome Prize held at the Verbier Festival, the 2013 Sendai International Music Competition, and the 2012 William Kapell International Piano Competition.

Van Cliburn Concert Series Endowment Fund supported by Reed and Mary Ann Greenwood and Ellis and Kay Melton. 2017 Van Cliburn Series sponsored by Chip and Susan Chambers and William M. Fuller Foundation. Special thanks to Tommy Smith and Steinway & Sons.

$50 ($40/members), register online or with Guest Services.


Concert Program:

Franz Schubert                            Sonata in C Minor, D. 958

(1797–1828)                                                     Allegro


                                                                                Menuetto and Trio



Percy Grainger (arr.)                 “Ramble on the last Love-duet” from Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenklavier



Sergei Rachmaninoff                 Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, op. 36 (1931)

   (1873–1943)                                                     Allegro agitato

                                                                                Non allegro—Lento

                                                                                L’istesso tempo—Allegro molto                                                                                     


Maurice Ravel                  La Valse







September 6, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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