Kwan Yi has been praised by audiences and critics alike as a
pianist of "lyrical elegance" and "ravishing, pitch-perfect
clarity". He has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia
in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kimmel Center, Kennedy Center,
Chicago Symphony Center, the Metropolitan and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museums,
Jordan Hall, Jones Hall, Mann Performing Arts Center, Library of Congress,
Kravis Center of the Arts, Hessischer Rundfunk, Auditorium du Louvre, Suntory
Hall and Seoul Arts Center.
In recent seasons, Mr. Yi has performed concerti
with the Russian National Orchestra, Houston Symphony Orchestra, Sendai
Philharmonic, and the Brevard Festival Orchestra under the batons of Hans Graf,
Julian Kuerti, Grant Llewellyn and Mikhail Tartanikov. As a chamber musician,
he has frequently collaborated with Itzhak Perlman, and Roberto Diaz on
national tours and was invited to perform at the Kronberg, Ravinia and the
Castleton Festivals. As a recitalist and masterclass instructor, he has
completed residencies at the Bowdoin College, University of Arkansas, East
Carolina University, Ouachita Baptist University, Stephen F. Austin University,
Marylhurst University and the Randolph College. His performances have been
broadcast by WQXR, WHYY, KUHF, Radio France and Radio Frankfurt. He has
recorded for Hänssler label with Violinist Itamar Zorman.
A recipient of many honors and prizes, his awards include
Mieczyslaw Munz Prize, National Federation of Music Clubs Award, and top prizes
in the Sendai International Music Competition in Japan, and the Trio di Trieste
International Chamber Music Competition in Italy. Mr. Yi is a graduate of the
Curtis Institute, Juilliard School and the Peabody Institute where he worked
with Leon Fleisher and Robert McDonald. He has also attended the Steans
Institute at Ravinia Festival.
Mr. Yi is on faculty at Radford University in Virginia.