Beethoven Sonata for Cello and Piano in A Maj Op. 69


Beethoven Sonata for Cello and Piano in A Maj Op. 69

Sung-Won Yang, cello and Taehyung Kim, piano

Please see the concert here.


TORCH was very much looking forward to hosting Sung-Won Yang and Enrico Pace to perform Beethoven's complete music for cello and piano. These concerts would have taken place in the Holywell Music Room on 28 and 29 April 2020, but had to be postponed because of the lockdown. We are therefore extremely delighted that Sung-Won has been able to share this recording of a performance of Beethoven's Sonata for Cello and Piano in A Major, op. 69, recorded live in Tongyeong, South Korea, on 25 April, with the pianist, Taehyung Kim. It reminds us of the delight of live performance - and invites us to look forward to the pleasures of being able to enjoy such concerts again in the future.



Sun-Wond Yang: Born in Korea, Sung-Won Yang graduated from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris and was assistant to Janos Starker at Indiana University in the United States. He was invited to be in the jury of the International Competition of Chamber Music in Banff, Canada, the International Cello Competition André Navarra in France, the International Cello Competition Cassado Japan and the Tongyeong International Competition in Korea. Recipient of numerous awards, he is currently a professor of cello at the School of Music Yonsei University in Seoul, visiting professor at the Royal Academy of Music and Artistic Director of the Festival Owon at Chateau de Chaumont sur Loire in France.


Taehyung Kim: Pianist Tae-Hyung Kim made his international debut in 2004 at the City of Porto International Piano Competition, where he won the first prize and the best interpretation prize of Beethoven Sonatas. Kim was the first Korean ever to win this competition. In the same year, he received the second prize from the Jeunesses Musicales International Piano Competition. Since his triumphs in 2004, Kim has championed numerous prestigious competitions including the Hamamatsu in 2006 and Long-Thibaud in 2007; Interlaken Classics International Competition in Bern, Concours International de Musique du Maroc and Concours Grand Prix Animato in 2008.