Charlotte Concerts

bringing the finest international performing artists and providing education opportunities for students…


The 2017 Cliburn Gold Medalist, Yekwon Sunwoo

Thursday, March 1, 2018
7:30 pm
Halton Theater, Central Piedmont Community College
*Pre-concert lecture begins at 6:55 pm in Tate Hall.


Performance Program

2017 Cliburn winner: Korean roots, American training, German Heart

Could Yekwon Sunwoo be more of a citizen of the world? The 29-year-old pianist grew up in Anyang, a South Korean city about three-fourths the size of Charlotte. He studied in the U.S. at Curtis Institute of Music, the Juilliard School and Mannes School of Music…

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So who was Van Cliburn, anyway?

Yes, he lent his name to America’s most famous piano competition, one that takes place every four years in his adopted hometown of Fort Worth. Each winner comes to the Queen City via Charlotte Concerts, as 2017 champion Yekwon Sunwoo will do March 1 in a season-ending performance at Halton Theater…

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Here's How You Win a World-Class Piano Contest

You don’t take the gold medal in the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, as Yekwon Sunwoo did last year, without massive musical chops. But the victor, who comes to Halton Theatre March 1 to close the Charlotte Concerts season with a solo recital, had non-musical weapons in his arsenal: chocolate, bananas, caffeine and solitude…

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Complimentary Student Tickets

The Sarah Belk Gambrell Student Ticket Fund

allows Charlotte Concerts the honor of providing complimentary student tickets to each performance.

Charlotte Concerts’ Outstanding Student


 Christian Makhuli

Christian Makhuli is 13 years old and a seventh grade student at Providence Day School. A native of Charlotte, Cristian began playing the piano at the age of 9 and has been fueling his love for music ever since. He currently studies under the direction of Keiko Aloe and Dr. Paul Nitsch and studies music theory with David Li. His most recent musical accomplishment was first place winner of the Junior division of the Peter Perret Youth Talent Search competition… Read Entire Bio Here


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