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Cunmo Yin will perform at the Kissinger Sommer on the 27th of June

1st prize for Cunmo Yin at the Telekom Beethoven Competition 2019

Cunmo Yin has won the Telekom Beethoven Competition 2019. The 26-year old pianist was awarded the 1st prize on the 14th of December in front of an audience of 1000 people in the Telekom Forum. The 2nd and 3rd prize were awarded to Yuto Takezawa and Shihyun Lee respectively.

Cunmo Yin will perform a solo recital on the 27th of June 2020 as part of the cooperation between the Kissinger Sommer and the Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn. The Kissinger Sommer team congratulates Cunmo Yin for his success!

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Cunmo Yin won over the nine members of the jury under Pavel Gililov with his rendition of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3. In the finale the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn joined in under direction of Dirk Kaftan. Each of the three finalists prepared two of Beethoven's piano concertos.

“I feel incredibly honored to have won this prize in Beethoven's place of birth”, said Cunmo Yin.

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Pavel Gililov, president of the jury and artistic director of the competition talked about the performances by the young artists: “To spread the music of Beethoven throughout the world and to get people interested in it is the main function of our truly international competition. This is reflected by our prize winners from China, South Korea and Japan. The fact that they are so proficient in this European music is, among other factors, the result of the international work of our competition. This way Beethoven's legacy “all people become brothers” lives on.”

The 1st prize winner received a cash prize of € 30,000, the 2nd prize was € 20,000 and the 3rd prize was € 10,000. Aside from these prizes all winners will be given the chance to perform in various solo recitals and as soloist at the side of orchestras all over the world. Over 40 concerts in eleven countries during both upcoming seasons have already been planned. These concerts include piano recitals in the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Kammermusiksaal of the Beethovenhaus, at the Kissinger Sommer 2020 and the series of piano concerts “Junge Stars der Klassik” in Kirchheimbolanden. Furthermore two concert tours will take place throughout South Korea with seven concerts and in Germany with eleven concerts. Klassische Philharmonie Bonn will act as the concert partner for the German tour. Yuto Takezawa also received the audience award for the best finalist, which entails a cash prize of € 3,000.

Learn more about the concert on the 27th of June here.