KCC April House Concert: Beethoven Serenade for Flute, Violin and Viola

April’s programme features Beethoven’s 25-minute serenade Op 25: April House Concert Jisu Song (Viola) | Sungwon Cho (Flute) | Ha Young Woo (Violin) Thursday 29 April 2021 7pm | @ KCC YouTube channel Programme Beethoven: Serenade for Flute, Violin and Viola op. 25 Entrata. Allegro Tempo ordinario d’un Menuetto Allegro moltto Andante con Variazioni Allegro […]

KCC March House Concert: Sungbin Cho (guitar)

This month’s House Concert at the KCC is classical guitar recital – a nice programme. Sungbin Cho – Classical guitar Thursday 25 March 2021, 7pm Venue: KCCUK YouTube Channel Programme Federico Moreno Torroba (1891-1983) Sonatina in A Major I. Allegretto II. Andante III. Allegro Federico Moreno Torroba’s Sonatina in A major is a staple in […]

Cliff Richard in Seoul, 1969

OK, here goes… possibly LKL’s first ever Cliff Richard post. While searching for vintage Korean vinyl records sold in the UK on the Discogs record collectors website (they do crop up now and then, but if you’re a fan of Songolmae or Lee Mija, forget it: you’re too late!), I found this intriguing item – […]

New Opportunity in K-POP (feat. KAACHI case study)

An interesting session on how K-pop is finding roots in the UK: New Opportunity in K-POP (feat. KAACHI case study) Saturday 13 March 2021 12:00 GMT Register via EventBrite: weblink will be sent on registration. How K-pop became a global phenomenon With Hallyu, the Korean wave, K-pop has been growing in prominence to become a […]

A review of the Korean cultural year 2020

It would be an understatement to say that the cultural year 2020 has been markedly different from previous years. The pandemic has had a huge impact on the cultural scene, with most live events cancelled and event promoters falling back on the internet to provide us with our cultural fixes. Some of these attempts have […]

Open Call: K-Pop together! With Lunasolar

As part of A Festival of Korean Dance 2020 – Online Edition the KCCUK in partnership with The Place are launching an open call for young dancers and youth dance companies aged 12-19 in the UK and South Korea to learn K-pop dance moves with some of the industry’s top dancers and choreographers. K Pop […]

Julie Park wins Sir Karl Jenkins Music Award

Belated congratulations to London based violist Julie Park for winning the prestigious Arts Club Sir Karl Jenkins Award in October. She follows violinists Songha Choi, who won second prize in 2019, and Joo Yeon Sir who won the prize in 2014. Julie Park performs tomorrow in Korean Cultural Centre UK’s ‘Home Theatre’ season of online […]

Shin Seung-tae’s new Trot persona

When Lee Hee Moon announced the disbandment of his glam rock minyo outfit Ssing Ssing last year, I forewent gnashing of teeth and rending of garments, prophesying instead that an abundance of interesting projects must surely follow. And Lo, it did come to pass. Female vocalist Chu Da-hye started her band, Chudahye and The Chagis […]

K-music 2020 online: Leenalchi

The final online concert in the Critics’ Choice strand brings us a band who’ve really exploded onto the scene this year. Critics’ Choice III: Leenalchi Thursday 12 November, 7pm Watch at www.youtube.com/thekccuk or www.youtube.com/seriousmusiclive Leenalchi are currently enjoying viral success with the video ‘Feel the Rhythm of Korea’, in collaboration with the Ambiguous Dance Company […]

K-music 2020 online: Sinnoi

The second online concert in the Critics’ Choice strand brings us the innovative trio Sinnoi. Critics’ Choice II: Sinnoi Wednesday 11 November, 7pm Watch at www.youtube.com/thekccuk or www.youtube.com/seriousmusiclive A unique presence on the jazz scene, Sinnoi has a minimalist composition with rich, deep musical interplay of improvised and delicate exchanges. Sinnoi was formed by Bora […]

K-music 2020 online: Coreyah

The first concert in the Critics’ Choice strand introduces us to Coreyah, who came to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013 but as far as I know have not otherwise performed in the UK. Critics’ Choice I: Coreyah Tuesday 10 November, 7pm Watch at www.youtube.com/thekccuk or www.youtube.com/seriousmusiclive Coreyah are a psychedelic Korean folk music group, integrating […]