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Seoul Philharmonic records Unsuk Chin for DG

Chung Myung-whun
Chung Myung-whun. Photo credit: Askonas Holt

The Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and Chung Myung-whun were in the recording studio for Deutsche Grammophon last month recording Unsuk Chin’s concertos for Sheng (with Wu Wei), Piano (with Sunwook Kim) and Cello (with Alban Gerhardt – who premiered the work at the BBC Proms in 2009 – LKL review here).

The orchestra will be coming to the BBC Proms this year (27 August), so with a bit of luck we might get one of the Chin works performed. The Chin is the Seoul Phil’s 8th recording with DG. They have a 10-record deal, the first Asian orchestra to have an exclusive worldwide contract with DG of this nature.

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