I had the great pleasure of working with Yekwon Sunwoo for the premiere of my dance The Big Hunger with San Francisco Ballet. The Prokofiev score we were working with gave me a lot of pause because it is so complex, a seeming impossibility to play. It was hard to have faith that it could be played consistently in a way that dancers could depend on.
Consistency ended up being an easy skill in Yekwon’s ability. He is a pianist of such great depth, technical skill, and emotion…a dream for any creative artist to collaborate with. His search for greater and greater perfection in a performance was inspiring.