About the artist and recital:
Hailed by critics as a “true poet of the piano” with a “brilliant touch”, William Youn is an exceptional pianist. Born in Seoul, he studied music across Europe and the US. He also worked with legendary piano pedagogue Karl-Heinz Kämmerling and artists like Dmitri Bashkirov, who deeply inspired his playing.
With an established international reputation, performing with renowned orchestras at prestigious halls and festivals is a norm for Youn. Besides being a soloist, he is passionate about chamber music and has collaborated with different musicians.
Over the years, Youn released numerous CD recordings of works by Chopin, Mozart, Schumann, and more. His Mozart album also won the Pizzicato Supersonic Award. One of Youn’s most recent projects is the three-part recording of Schubert’s complete piano sonatas. This album was well-received, with Fono Forum praising the first two parts for their “flawless, perfectly realized naturalness”.
William Youn’s one-night-only debut recital features masterpieces from various composers. Combining virtuosic technique and subtle, emotionally sensitive playing, Youn will unleash his musical storytelling abilities by performing two classical period sonatas, a piano transcription, and several impressionistic pieces. Witness Youn as he brings the music alive by portraying contrasting moods and characters. With the rich and lyrical sounds produced by the C.Bechstein piano, the recital will be a delight for the ears.
F.SCHUBERT: Piano Sonata No.4 in A minor, D.537
F.SCHUBERT/F.LISZT: Ständchen, D 889
M.RAVEL: “Une barque sur l’ocean” and “Alborada del gracioso” from Miroirs, M.43
F.SCHUBERT: Piano Sonata No.20 in A Major, D.959
(Programme subject to change at the artist’s discretion)
Several of William Youn’s performance can be found here:
Schumann Humoreske, Op. 20: I. Einfach; Sehr rasch und leicht (Excerpt):
Schumann Humoreske, Op. 20: VII. Zum Beschluß (Excerpt):
Schubert: Piano Sonatas (Interview):
Approximately 90 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission.
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