* Date : 2018-08-24
Dubbed the "Professional Competition Winner," SUNWOO-Yekwon has 8 international competition titles under his belt – more than any other Korean pianists. Of all the first prizes he’s won, what catapulted him to fame was the 2017 Van Cliburn Piano Competition; SUNWOO was the first Korean to win the world-renowned international competition. Already attracting all the limelight in the global classical music community, SUNWOO is only 30 and on the rise. Back home in Korea, he has done much to rejuvenate the classical music scene with a kind of fandom normally reserved for idol bands. INNERview meets the pianist SUNWOO Ye-kwon to explore his success with international competitions and hear the thoughts of a rising star.