Pianist Kwan Yi has performed throughout the US, Europe, and Asia in such venues as New
York's Lincoln Center and Metropolitan Museum of Art; Philadelphia's Kimmel Center for the
Performing Arts and Mann Center for the Performing Arts; the John F. Kennedy Center for the
Performing Arts and the Library of Congress in Washington, DC; Chicago's Symphony Center;
Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and Jordan Hall; Houston's Jesse H. Jones Hall for
the Performing Arts; the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida;
Paris's Auditorium du Louvre; Tokyo's Suntory Hall; and Seoul Arts Center.
In recent seasons, Mr. Yi has performed concertos with the Russian National Orchestra,
Houston Symphony, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, and Brevard Festival Orchestra under the
batons of Hans Graf, Julian Kuerti, Grant Llewellyn, and Mikhail Tatarnikov.
As a chamber musician, Mr. Yi has frequently collaborated with Itzhak Perlman and Roberto
Díaz on national tours, and he has been invited to perform at the Kronberg Academy
Festival, Ravinia Festival, and Castleton Festival. As a recitalist and master class
instructor, he has completed residencies at Bowdoin College, University of Arkansas,
Ouachita Baptist University, Stephen F. Austin State University, and Marylhurst University.
His performances have been broadcasted by WQXR, WHYY, KUHF, Radio France, and Radio
A recipient of numerous honors and prizes, Mr. Yi's awards include the Mieczysław Munz
Prize, a National Federation of Music Clubs award, and top prizes from the Sendai
International Music Competition in Japan and the International Competition "Premio Trio di
Trieste" in Italy.
Mr. Yi is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, The Juilliard School, and the
Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, where he worked with Leon Fleisher and
Robert McDonald. He has also attended the Ravinia Festival's Steans Music Institute. Mr. Yi
is on the faculty at Radford University in Virginia.