KCC Concert featuring Baritone Claudio Jung and Pianist Grace Yeo

by Events Editor on 31 January, 2018

in Event Notices | Western classical music

I do like it when a young Korean musician tackles British repertoire. Joo Yeon Sir has been known to play Vaughan Williams and Delius. And now Grace Yeo takes on York Bowen. Great stuff. Combined with the Erl King and some Korean vocal repertoire, among other things.

KCC Special Concert featuring Baritone Claudio Jung and Pianist Grace Yeo

23 February 2018, 7pm – 8:30pm
Korean Cultural Centre
Admission free but Advanced Booking is required
(RSVP to info@kccuk.org.uk | 020 7004 2600)

Claudio Jung

Welcome to this special concert featuring the baritone Claudio Jung and pianist Grace Yeo at the Korean Cultural Centre UK.

The concert is a pre-event for Jung’s 2018 Korea & UK recital tour. Claudio Jung has previously presented recitals at Carnegie Hall, New York in 2016, as well as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan, 2015.

For this UK showcase, pianist Grace Yeo, 2009 winner of the Beethoven Society of Europe’s Piano Competition will join Jung to perform pieces by some of our favourite European composers including Schubert, Beethoven and Strauss. At the end of the concert, special guest Eunsun Lee will perform a piece of Korean dance Jeju-Haenyeo, The Deep Sea Inside a Girl’ inspired by the story of the Korean female divers, the Haenyeo.

Performers

Claudio Jung: Baritone
Grace Yeo: Pianist
Eunsun Lee: Dancer

Programme

F. Liszt: Concert Etude ‘Gnomenreigen’ S.145 No.2
L. Beethoven: Ich liebe dich
F. Schubert: Erlkönig

C. Debussy: Ballade L.70 in F major
R. Strauss: Allerseelen
R. Leoncavallo: Mattinata

M. Ravel: ‘Ondine’ from Gaspard de la nuit
Park Yeon: Waterfalls Korean folk song
Shin Dongsu: Oh, Mountain

Y. Bowen: ‘Toccata’ Op.155
J. Larsson: Someone Cares
A. Aldo: Jeju-Haenyeo, The Deep Sea Inside a Girl

With Dancer EunSun Lee

Profiles

Claudio Jung (Baritone)

Claudio Jung, often referred to as ‘The maverick of the classic circle’, performed ‘Shadows of Don Giovanni’ in January 2016 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan, offering a refreshing stimulus to the piece.

To date Jung has released 15 albums and performed and directed over 3,000 concerts in 60 cities across the world. Career highlights include solo performances at major national events in Korea including the 60th Memorial Day Ceremony, the 70th National Liberation Day Ceremony, and the 97th Independence Movement Day event.

He is currently a professor at Kookmin University College of Art in Korea, and he is also a public ambassador for the Salvation Army and the chief of OPERAMA (Opera and Drama – Art Administration Institute).

Grace Yeo (Pianist)

Since winning first prize at the Beethoven Society of Europe’s Piano Competition in 2009, Grace Yeo has emerged as one of the outstanding pianists of her generation.

In recital appearances, the Independent newspaper celebrated her Wigmore Hall recital as “sparkling authority” and The Musical Opinion magazine, declared her “a fine artist, with phrasing and a sense of structure that were exceptional…captivating…admirable.”

Internationally Grace has been giving recitals throughout the UK (Southbank Centre, Bridgewater Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall…), France, Italy, Germany, Finland and South Korea. As a broadcaster Grace has been highly appreciated in her live recitals on BBC Radio 3 and KBS FM (Korean Broadcast).

Alongside her growing performing career, she now currently teaches at King’s College London and will join in teaching faculty of Seoul National University from Spring 2018.

Eunsun Lee (Dancer)

Lee Eun-sun, a dance educator and dancer, is currently a visiting professor at the Kyung Hee University Dance School. She currently serves as Chairman of Ballenova, Director of Korea International Dance Ecology Exchange Association, Director of Korean Dance Arts Society, Dance Project of Korea and Japan, Director of Di O Ne, and Choreographer of Opera Dance.

Representative choreography includes “No one,” “Respond in 1996,” “Rest,” “LE, EL,” and “Girl of the Sea.”

Please RSVP to info@kccuk.org.uk or 020 7004 2600

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ROB GARRAD February 26, 2018 at 9:17 am

Enjoyed a wonderful evening at the KCC on Friday evening 23 February. Would like to receive details of future events, if the KCC sends out a newsletter.

Philip Gowman March 11, 2018 at 7:16 pm

I suspect if you registered for this recital via EventBrite you will be on the KCC’s mailing list for future events.

Or you could subscribe for updates from LKL via the form at the top left of this page.

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