William Youn
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Piano academy Lake Como


Sony Korea
Ars Produktion
Oehms Classics
Short Biography
The young Korean pianist William Youn has been often described by critics as a “genuine poet” with “sovereign, bravura technique of touch”. After early studies in Korea and in the USA, the cosmopolite yet again changed continents to study at the Hanover University of Music and at the Piano Academy Lake Como, where he worked regularly with artistic personalities such as Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Dmitri Bashkirov, Andreas Staier, William Grant Naboré and Menahem Pressler.
Based now in his adopted hometown of Munich, Germany, William embarked on an intensive career, performing internationally from Berlin via Seoul to New York with major orchestras, including Cleveland Orchestra, the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the National Orchestra of Belgium, the Mariinsky Theater and the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra.
As chamber musician, William enjoys close collaborations with Nils Mönkemeyer (in August 2015 appeared their first CD with works by Brahms), Sabine Meyer, Carolin Widmann, Veronika Eberle, Johannes Moser and the Signum Quartet. He also performs increasingly on fortepiano (at the Mannheim Mozart Summer Festival and the Mozart Festival in Würzburg).
Following CD recordings for Sony Korea and Ars Produktion, William started a new project, to record the complete piano sonatas of Mozart for Oehms Classics. The first three CDs have been appeared with enthusiastic critical acclaim, receiving the Pizzicato Supersonic Award. The last two CDs will be released during the next two years.

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