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, Julian Steckel, Carolin Widmann, Veronika Eberle, Johannes Moser and the Signum Quartet. He also performs increasingly on fortepiano (at the Mecklenburg Vorpommern Festival and the Mozart Festival in Würzburg).

Following CD recordings for Sony Korea and Ars Produktion, William's newest project of recording Mozart's complete piano sonatas (Oehms Classics) recieved highest critical acclaim. The last CD of this cycle will be released in July 2017.

July 2016
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