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Concert news: Korean Sounds 3 comes to Kings Place, 22 June

The third of the Korean Sounds concerts is an interesting combination of string quartet and traditional Korean music:

East Meets West with Abel Quartet and the Korean National Gugak Centre: Mozart & Janácek

Wed 22 June 2016 Kings Place Hall Two, 7.30pm

Korean Sounds 3

The main theme of this concert series is ‘East Meets West’, presenting a rare opportunity to hear traditional Korean and classical music in one place. This programme will focus on string music by bringing together the ‘Abel Quartet’ and four performers from ‘The Korean National Gugak Centre’, one of the great arts institutions of Korea whose work oversees a thousand years of musical history.


Abel Quartet
Eunsol Youn – Violin | Wooil Lee – Violin | Sejune Kim – Viola | Hyoung-Joon Jo – Cello)

Members from the Korean National Gugak Centre
Jonggil Lee – Gayageum | Yuhoe Cho – Yanggeum | Bangsil Lee – Geomumgo | Jobyung Chai – Danso

Tickets £8.50 online |


Mozart No.21 in D major K.575 ‘Prussian’ No.1
Janáček string quartet No.1 ‘Kreutzer sonata’
Traditional Ensemble with Korean zithers – Dodeuri and Yeongsanhoesang


Abel Quartet

Abel QuartetThe Abel Quartet was formed in 2013 while its members were studying in Munich, Germany. Since Abel’s formation notable highlights include being awarded 2nd Prize at the international August-Everding-Competition in 2014, 1st prize at the Joseph Haydn International Chamber Music competition and 2nd prize and the audience prize at the Lyon International Chamber Music Competition, 2015. Most recently Abel won 1st prize at the 5th Artsylvia Chamber Music Audition, 2016.

National Gugak Centre

National Gugak CentreThe Korean National Gugak Center is a culture and arts institute that preserves and promotes over a thousand years of tradition and history. They have continued to pass down Korea’s traditions and artistic skills whilst at the sometime preserving a variety of culture and art resources including their nation’s unique court music, Pungryu and Korean classical music.

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