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Young-Jin Hur
MusicWeb International, June 2017

…Youn’s playing suggests an artist who is fully enjoying the occasion, without overheating yet never sparing in control.

…[his] performances with their thoughtful and gentle touch of style are far from being turgid, and in fact are ones I will constantly reach for. The sheer artistic integrity gives birth to a unique form of covert intensity—indeed, ‘poetic’ may be the best word to describe this phenomenon. © 2017 MusicWeb International Read complete review

Paul Orgel
Fanfare, May 2017

In the fourth volume of his ongoing cycle of Mozart’s piano sonatas, William Youn’s traditional approach comes as a relief after my recent encounter with the “interventionist” Mozart sonatas of Fazil Say. Youn’s tasteful interpretations have shapely phrasing, attractive singing sound, and much unashamed legato, along with a variety of articulations that aren’t eccentrically exaggerated. He communicates a sense of pleasure in playing the music. He doesn’t attempt to transform his modern Steinway—well recorded by Oehms—into an earlier instrument, and doesn’t try to invest these charming pieces with more weight and importance than they possess. © 2017 Fanfare Read complete review

Jens F. Laurson, April 2017

William Youn is the pianist and he achieves all this without gimmicks, without conforming to any Zeitgeist, fad, or trend. He does it with quiet depth and an abiding compassion [sic] for the notes he plays. At least that’s how it sounds. He has not even sought the niche of the original instrument movement for this; he claims no discoveries to have found, or world premieres to have discovered amid these oft-heard pieces. He is neither blazingly fast nor counter-trendy slow or pianistically lascivious. …He plays a Steinway and he simply plays the music. And yet, this is anything but middle-of-the-road. It is not bold in its superficial appeal but it is full of bold nuance and of quiet depth. © 2017 Read complete review

Harriet Smith
Gramophone, January 2017

William Youn is a pianist of great sensitivity, …he is a Mozartian of complete naturalness, which is no mean feat. © 2017 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone

Remy Franck
Pizzicato, October 2016

With a refined and very personal playing, impeccable taste and a very warm sound, William Youn continues to build one of the best recordings of Mozart’s complete Piano Sonatas. © 2016 Pizzicato

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