New Album Sony Classical
William's new album was released on October 19th by Sony Classical. His first solo recording with the label contains works by Schumann, Schubert and Liszt and focuses on Schumann's six month stay in Vienna where he composed the Humoreske Op.20. Here are some of the fantastic reviews it received:
William's summer 2018 has been filled with concerts at diverse summer festivals, such as Schleswig Holstein Festival, Festspielen Mecklenburg Vorpommern or Gezeitenkonzerten. From 21. to 25. of August, William will make his first appearances at the Moritzburg Festival, perfoming in 3 chamber music concerts. The concert on August 21. will be broadcasted live on MDR. 17/8/18
After his chamber music debut at the Muziekgebouw Amsterdam William is now on his way to his Debut at the Konzerthaus Vienna- he will give a concert on March 14th together with the austrian actress Chris Pichler. After that he will be back in Taiwan for the second time to perform in three major cities, Taipei, Taichung and Pingtung.
Happy New Year!
Happy new year for all music friends! William gives his first performance of the year 2018 at BR Klassik- he will make an appearance in the program U21 which will be broadcasted live. For more information (in German): Link
The newest album of William's Mozart Cycle has been listed as Editor's Choice by Gramophone Magazine's September issue! You can read the wonderful review here. 14/8/17
ECHO Klassik 2017
"Mozart with Friends" wins "Chamber Music Recording of the Year" at ECHO Klassik 2017! William shares this prize with Sabine Meyer, Julia Fischer and Nils Mönkemeyer, who initiated the project. The ECHO award ceremony will take place on october 29th at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. 28/7/17
Mozart Cycle Completed
William's Mozart Cycle is now finished- Volume 5 (containing 3 sonatas and the mysterious c minor fantasy KV 475) will be released today by Oehms Classics. Completing this cycle means achieving a dream William had long wished for: „I feel gratitude to have had Mozart's music accompanying me so intensively during the last few years. It was a great and beautiful journey with the music of this incredible genius.“ 30/6/17
William Youn's fingerings for the complete Mozart piano sonatas are now available in the Henle Library. For more information: Link
New Local Management
We are delighted to announce our new collaboration with Mark Stephan Buhl Artists Management who will now represent William in Austria and Eastern European countries. We are looking forward to our future projects! 31/1/17
2017 will be a very exciting year for William, here are some highlights of his upcoming projects:
- William is on tour with Sabine Meyer and Nils Mönkemeyer again in February. William gives his debut concert at Alte Oper Frankfurt on February 16th.
- For the first time, William is presenting his interpretation of Bach’s monumental Goldberg Variations on stage, on February 26th in Dresden and on March 18th at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern on the island of Rügen.
- In March/April, William will be performing two of the most significant piano concertos of the romantic era in two cities which are close to his heart. On March 31st, William is returning to Seoul Arts Center to perform Brahms Piano Concerto Nr.2 with Gyeonggi Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Shiyeon Sung. This will be his second collaboration with this dynamic orchestra. Few days after this concert, William will be back at Heidelberg Spring Music Festival to perform Schumann Concerto with Heidelberg Philharmonic Orchestra (William is serving as Artist in Residence at the orchestra since 2015) under the baton of Mario Venzago.
New Mozart Album
After receiving highest praise by the press for the first three volumes, William Youn continues with his award-winning Mozart series. Volume 4 will be released on October 28th by Oehms Classics. The recording sessions for the 5th (and last) CD of this cycle is already planned for December this year and will be again co-produced by Bavarian Radio, BR-Klassik. You can read the latest reviews here. 26/10/16
New General Management
It is a great pleasure to announce that I have joined Freitag Artists for general management effective immediately. I am looking forward to continue my musical journey with such a wonderful team! 1/9/16
Summer Festival 2016
William's summer festival period is beginning! Here are some of highlights:
Bad Kissingen, July 7th, 2016 Kissinger Sommer
Ulrichshusen, July 9th, 2016 Festspiele Mecklenburg Vorpommern
Gstaad, July 29th, 2016 Menuhin Festival Gstaad
German Classical Music Chart
William's newest albaum „Mozart with Friends“ released by Sony Classical has placed Nr. 8 in the german classical music chart! 6/15/16