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K-music 2018: Youn Sun Nah + Hyelim Kim & Alice Zawadzki, 20 November @QEH

The final concert of K-music 2018 is a double bill. After their amazing debut collaboration at K-music 2017, Hyelim Kim and Alice Zawadzki have a well-deserved reunion. Youn Sun Nah opened K-music 2016 with her regular on-stage partner Ulf Wakenius, and we look forward to her return this year.

Youn Sun Nah + Hyelim Kim & Alice Zawadzki

Tuesday 20 November, 7:30pm | Buy tickets
Queen Elizabeth Hall | Belvedere Road | London SE1 8 XX

One of Korea’s great voices plays a rare London concert. Youn Sun Nah first made her name in France, where Le Monde enthused about her ‘magnificent voice and passionate originality.’ There’s a clear influence of chanson in her performance – whether she’s singing Johnny Cash, Nine Inch Nails, a jazz standard or one of her own terrific songs, she’s always telling a story.

‘A style-blending star. A discreet, diminutive vocal giant, Youn Sun Nah keeps insisting on an agenda that’s always her own’ (Guardian)

Opening the evening will be Hyelim Kim and Alice Zawadzki.

Hyelim + Alice

Korean Hyelim Kim, a superb Daegum (bamboo flute) player, has played with Nils Frahm and Lubomyr Melnyk, literally breathing new life into Korean traditional music. Violinist and vocalist Alice Zawadzki has such ability to compose, perform and improvise across genres, such as jazz and classical, bringing her dramatic voice, warm humour and creative enthusiasm, leading Jamie Cullum to describe her as ‘beautiful and uncategorisable – a real force to be reckoned with

The success of their first collaboration during K-Music Festival 2017 brings them back this year to open this special concert. Listen to their original material below.

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