Music awards

In the first of four articles looking back over 2015, we recall some of the culture, sports and heritage stories that made the news. Heritage The historic Baekje sites were listed by UNESCO as world heritage. UNESCO also listed in their Memory of the World register some Confucian woodblock texts and records of the family […]

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Jongmin Park wins Song prize in Cardiff Singer of the World

by Philip Gowman 22 June 2015
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Congratulations to Jongmin Park for winning the Song Prize in the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2015. The competition ran from 14 to 21 June. Park wins prize money of £7,500. The main prize (and £15,000) was won by Nadine Koutcher from Belarus. Of the twenty competitors, three were from South Korea. Two of […]

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Joo Yeon Sir wins Karl Jenkins music performance prize

by Philip Gowman 24 November 2014
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Congratulations to Joo Yeon Sir for winning The Arts Club Karl Jenkins Classical Music Award in association with Classic FM (and a cheque for £4,000). Joo Yeon will now record a piece of her choice and a short work composed especially by Karl Jenkins, both of which will be broadcast on Classic FM Read more […]

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Korean musicians at the Tchaikovsky competition

by Philip Gowman 2 July 2011
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Korea does well at the Tchaikovsky competition. Voice Results: Female: 1st Prize: Sun Young Seo (South Korea); Male: 1st Prize: Jong Min Park (South Korea). Piano results: 1st Prize: Daniil Trifonov (Russia); 2nd Prize: Yeol Eum Son (South Korea); 3rd Prize: Seong Jin Cho (South Korea). On BBC Radio 3 Music Matters on 2 July […]

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Chung Mung-whun awarded Chevalier des Arts et Lettres

by Philip Gowman 29 June 2011
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Conductor Chung Myung-whun to join distinguished list of Koreans winning France's top cultural honour – the Chevalier des Arts et Lettres http://bit.ly/iv5hKW #

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New Korean prizewinning work performed in competition

by Philip Gowman 21 June 2010
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Just like last year, the competitors in the Queen Elisabeth Music comp in Brussels play work by a prize-winning Korean. Jeon Min-je won the Grand Prize for composition in the 2009 competition. All 12 finalists in this year’s piano event performed Jeon’s work for piano and orchestra, “Target.” http://bit.ly/aH9U5o #

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Korea’s got talent

by Philip Gowman 2 June 2009
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While Britons were focused on their own domestic talent competition last week, Korea was demonstrating the depth of its classical music talent at the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition in Brussels. The venue was the Palais des Beaux Arts, where earlier this year the Smile of Buddha exhibition was held. The Queen Elisabeth competition traces […]

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