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Onsemiro Hannuri Concert: Harmony for Peace

Date: Sunday 4 December 2022, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Kingston Council Chamber | Guildhall | 2 High Street | Kingston upon Thames KT1 1EU | | [Map]

Tickets: Free | No further details available other than as below

온새미로 한누리 콘서트 Onsemiro Han-nuri Concert
“Onsemiro Han-nuri” means ‘Whole, undivided, unbroken world’.

Unification concert poster

Organised by

  • The Peaceful Unification Advisory Council Europe, Middle East, Africa Provincial Assembly
  • The Peaceful Unification Advisory Council in UK
  • Ministry of Unification

LKL says: we don’t know what to expect from this concert, and as far as I’m aware it has only so far been advertised in English on social media. Although we don’t know the programme, performer biographies are provided as follows:

Soloists Profile

Jung Soo Yun – Tenor

Jung Soo Yun studied at Yonsei University in Seoul, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and International Academy of Voice with Dennis O’Neill CBE. He has performed lead roles with numerous European opera companies. His competition highlights include winner of the Montserrat Caballe International Singing Competition, the 30th Richard Tauber Prize, the Stuart Burrows International Voice Award and Les Azuriales Opera Competition. He is the first Korean artist who awarded exceptional talent visa from British Art council. He is currently an assistant professor at Chugye University for the Arts in Seoul.

Wonsick Oh – Bass

Wonsick Oh received the Special Prize at the coveted Beijing International Opera Competition (2017). He studied at Korea National University of Arts and MA in Vocal Performance with Distinction, on scholarship, at the Royal Academy of Music. In June 2022, Wonsick performed in a major concert at the Royal Academy entitled HOMELANDS, alongside Ian Bostridge, Mary Bevan and actor Sir Simon Russell Beale. He is currently undertaking his AD course at the Royal Academy of Opera, and a member of the prestigious Academy Song circle. He has been selected as Oxford Lieder Young Artists for 2022-2024.

Ari Kim – voice

Ari Kim was born in South Pyongan Province of North Korea. At the age 5, her music talent was recognised by the government. She studied music at a high school and continued opera and musical at an arts college in North Korea. She moved to Ireland in 2020 and currently performs for the various community events.

Ji Eun Jung – Gayageum

Ji Eun Jung did BA in Korean Traditional Music at Ewha Woman’s :1 I University and MA in Asian Music at Dong Gook University in Korea, and she’s an Initiator of Korea’s Important Intangible Cultural Asset No.23 Sanjo in the style of Jook Pa Kim. She has been actively performing, composing music, teaching gayageum and organazing music events in UK and Europe. She was a chairwoman of Korean Artists Assosciation. Currently she is director of KAYA (fusion korean traditional music team).

Yejin Gil – Piano

Yejin Gil is an outstanding, award-winning pianist. In 2014, she was featured as “Artist in Residence” at the Impuls Festival in Brussels, Berlin, Magdeburg and Halle, playing Bernstein’s piano concerto “The Age of Anxiety” among other pieces, and was broadcasted live on MDR. By the end of 2015, her second CD was released with a pure Mussorgsky programme by the label Solstice, which could be experienced at a series of recitals in France and Germany. Additionally, her Scriabin album which was released in 2017 by the label bastille musique was nominated for the German Record Critics and International Classical Music Awards award. She regularly gives the seminars and masterclasses in Germany, USA, UK, France and Italy and works as a Jury at the international competitions.

Jan Bjoranger – violin

Jan Bjoranger is one of Scandinavian leading ensemble directors and violinists. Jan Bjoranger is a sought-after leader for ensembles and orchestras in Europe, including the MDR Symphony Orchestra, Camerata Salzburg, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Gothenburg Symphony, the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, as well as the Trondheim Soloists, the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra and the Danish National Chamber Orchestra. Asa soloist and chamber musician, Jan BO-anger has performed throughout Europe and overseas. He is currently associated with the Berlin University of the Arts, where he tutors conductors and ensemble leaders and coaches symphony orchestra productions. He plays a violin built by the luthier Domenicus Montagnana in 1725.

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