Unsuk Chin’s Piano Etudes committed to disk

Clare Hammond (photo © Julie Kim)
Clare Hammond (photo © Julie Kim)

The fiendishly difficult Etudes by Unsuk Chin have been recorded by British pianist Clare Hammond in a disc sponsored by the British Korean Society. It will be released by BIS Records on 2 February and there is a launch event (including a short recital of works from the CD) at the Guildhall School of Music on 4 Feb at 7pm. Hammond played two of the Etudes at the Unsuk Chin Total Immersion day back in 2011, which was her first encounter with the set.

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More details (including details on how to register for the launch event) in the press release available on Clare Hammond’s website, where there are also some audio clips.

Unsuk Chin’s Etudes have previously been recorded by Mei Yi Foo and Yejin Gil. All three disks are available from Presto Classical

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