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Seoul Philharmonic, Unsuk Chin and Sunwook Kim at Cadogan Hall

Date: Thursday 27 October 2022, 7:30pm
Venue:
Cadogan Hall | 5 Sloane Terrace | London SW1X 9DQ | | [Map]

Tickets: £18.00 to £49.00 | Buy tickets here
Osmo Vänskä
Conductor Osmo Vänskä

tour-de-force concerto that will leave you breathless, Tchaikovsky’s romantic piano concerto opens this inaugural visit from the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra with soloist Sunwook Kim.

Programme

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1
Unsuk Chin Frontispiece for orchestra (2019)
Stravinsky The Firebird Suite (1919)

Performers

Osmo Vänskä conductor
Sunwook Kim piano
Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra

Sunwook Kim came to international recognition when he won the prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition in 2006 (aged just 18) becoming the competition’s youngest winner for 40 years.

The energetic and poetic, seven-minute Frontispiece for orchestra by Unsuk Chin (the dazzlingly original musical mind behind the opera Alice in Wonderland) precedes what many consider the ultimate fairy-tale ballet score, Stravinsky’s The Firebird Suite.

The Firebird Suite confirms without doubt that this orchestra, under Music Director Osmo Vänskä, delivers powerful performances on concert platforms across the globe, earning acclaim and supporters wherever they go.

‘Vänskä isn’t only about meticulous preparation. In concert he’s a wiry dynamo: lean, whippy and indefatigably energetic. His interpretations are the same. He never stops probing and pushing.’ (The Times on Osmo Vänskä)

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