JungKwon Jang performs Pergolesi Stabat Mater

On 13 April, countertenor JungKwon Jang will perform Pergolesi’s sublime Stabat Mater at St George’s Hanover Square for the London Handel Festival 2019. He was selected as a finalist and won the Audience Prize at the 2017 London Handel Festival Singing Competition. Pergolesi Stabat Mater Saturday 13 April, 7.30pm St George’s, Hanover Square Tickets: £15 […]

LKFF 2019 Teaser Screening #1: Winter’s Night

This looks like an interesting start to the KCC’s series of teaser screenings: Winter’s Night (겨울밤에) Director: Jang Woo-jin (2018, 98 mins) Starring: Yang Heung-ju, See Young-hwa Picturehouse Central, Monday 15th April 2019 | Book tickets Picturehouse Central welcomes back the London Korean Film Festival for a UK Premiere of Winter’s Night. One cold winter’s […]

Minhwa: The Beauty of Korean Folk Paintings @KCCUK

The KCCUK’s second exhibition of the year focuses on folk art: Minhwa: The Beauty of Korean Folk Paintings 5 April–18 May 2019 Korean Cultural Centre UK | 1-3 Strand | London WC2N 5BW Opening Reception: Thursday 4 April 2019, 5–7pm. RSVP required: info@kccuk.org.uk Minhwa Class: Friday 5 April 2019, 6–8pm. RSVP required: info@kccuk.org.uk The Korean […]

Korean Language & Culture Course Launch Party

This is a course and an organisation we haven’t come across before. Launch event is free, but there’s no indication of the pricing for the course itself. Launch Party for Korean Language & Culture Course Venue: European School Of Economics | 4 Mandeville Place | London W1U 2BG Friday 22 March 2019, 18:00 – 20:00 […]

KCC March House Concert: Salomé Quartet

The KCC’s second House Concert of the year gives us an appealing programme from a young string quartet. Salomé Quartet Tuesday 26 March 2019, 7:00 pm @KCCUK Admission free but Advanced Booking is required (RSVP to info@kccuk.org.uk l 020 7004 2600) Haim Choi (Violin) | Ines Soares Delgado (Violin) | Kasia Ziminska (Viola) | Shizuku […]

Screening: Hyperbolae of Youth

LEAFF’s #KCinema100 series, a celebration of the centenary of Korean cinema, starts on Friday with Director Han Hyeong-Mo’s HYPERBOLAE OF YOUTH (1956), one of Korea’s earliest comedies. The screening is at London’s historic Cinema Museum, once home to the great Charlie Chaplin. The screening will be followed by a reception with Korean food and soju […]

Jinjo Crew in Breakin’ Convention

Reigning Battle of the Year World Champions Jinjo Crew bring an astounding showcase of elite level breaking, acrobatics and Korean culture, led by crew leader B-Boy Wing, to the annual Breakin’ Convention festival of breakdancing. Performing Saturday 4 May & Sunday 5 May 2019 at Sadlers Wells | Rosebery Avenue | London EC1R 4TN Buy […]

Seong-jin Cho plays Rachmaninov at the Barbican

Hear from the teenage Shostakovich in this all-Russian programme with conductor Gianandrea Noseda. Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto opens quietly enough, but this simple and beguiling beginning quickly gives way what is in fact one of the most technically demanding concertos in the classical piano repertoire. Its lush and romantic elegance is followed by Balakirev’s Islamey, […]

Novus String Quartet lunchtime concert at the Wigmore

Established in Korea in 2007, the Novus String Quartet has gone on to achieve widespread success, notably with first prize at the International Mozart Competition in Salzburg in 2014. Its programme comprises masterpieces by Respighi and Berg composed during the years 1924–6. Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936): Quartetto dorico Alban Berg (1885-1935): Lyric Suite Monday 25 March 2019 1:00PM Wigmore Hall […]

Hanbok-inspired fashion on show in Kingston University

An international project in which the Royal School of Needlework collaborated with the Korean Hanbok Advancement Centre, KBCE and Kingston University, has offered a unique opportunity for students to create exhibitable works which creatively reinterpreted elements of the traditional Korean dress (Hanbok) using both traditional and contemporary hand embroidery techniques. The finished pieces by Kingston […]

World Premiere: Donghoon Shin’s Kafka’s Dream

The second Donghoon Shin world premiere this month is Kafka’s Dream, a commission for the London Symphony Orchestra via the Panufnik Composers Scheme, generously supported by Lady Hamlyn and The Helen Hamlyn Trust. LSO Futures Sunday 24 Mar 2019 6.00pm – 8.30pm Barbican Hall, London | Book tickets DAVID LANG the public domain * (UK premiere) […]

Remembering Kim Bok-dong 1926 – 2019

Kim Bok Dong was a victim of Japan’s wartime military sexual slavery, and one of the first of the survivors to speak out in the early 1990s. She became a prominent human rights campaigner on this and other issues affecting lives of young women. She passed away this year on 28 January. On March 13th, […]

Wu Wei premieres Donghoon Shin’s Sheng Concerto

Donghoon Shin has two world premieres this month. The first is with the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group: Murmurs Music dissolving borders, and the world premiere of BCMG Apprentice Composer-in-Residence Donghoon Shin’s Sheng Concerto Thursday 21 March 2019, 7.30pm | Book tickets CBSO Centre | Berkley Street | Birmingham B1 2LF | cbso.co.uk As the world […]

Hyon Gyon: solo exhibition at Parasol Unit

Late notice about a solo exhibition in the Old Street / City Road area: Hyon Gyon 23 January – 31 March 2019 Parasol Unit | 14 Wharf Road | London N1 7RW | parasol-unit.org Tuesday-Saturday: 10 am-6 pm | Sunday: 12-5 pm Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art is delighted to present for the first […]