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Sarah Chang returns to London for a solo recital: Sarah Chang, violin & Ashley Wass, piano Cadogan Hall | 5 Sloane Terrace | London SW1X 9DQ Wednesday 13 February 2019, 7.30pm Stalls: £45; Gallery: £35 | Book tickets Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor Franck: Violin Sonata in A […]

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Grazy Grace performs at Camden Assembly

by Events Editor 12 January 2019
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Singer-songwriter Grazy Grace comes to Camden: GRAZY GRACE concert in London Saturday 9 March, 2019 Camden Assembly | 49 Chalk Farm Rd | London NW1 8AN General admission: £20 (includes hi-touch with Grace) VIP tickets: £45 (Meet & Greet + Signing Session + Group photo of 5) Tickets on sale: January 12th at 12PM GMT […]

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EPIK HIGH 2019 European Tour comes to London

by Events Editor 8 January 2019
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Tickets are currently on sale for EPIK HIGH’s London appearance in March: EPIK HIGH, a 3-member hip-hop group led by rapper, singer-songwriter and record producer Tablo. Debuted in 2001, EPIK HIGH is unarguably the pioneer in the Korean hip-hop scene. Their album ‘EPILOGUE’ took over iTunes and reached #1 on iTunes hip-hop/rap album chart. The […]

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A review of the London Korean cultural year 2018

by Philip Gowman 28 December 2018
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Every year at this stage in the year, I look back on the cultural highlights, whether they be live performances, exhibitions, movies or books that I have encountered over the past twelve months. Every year I lament that I’ve been unable to cover everything, that I’m getting slower and that there’s been even more to […]

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Crush European Tour @ Kentish Town Forum

by Events Editor 23 December 2018
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Miss Vogue recently compiled a list of All the Korean Artists You Need To Know Now, which includes DEAN, Zico, Holland … and Crush. You can catch Crush live in London in January: Crush: Europe Tour Hosted by Cult of Ya Sunday, 20 January 2019 from 18:00-23:00 O2 Forum Kentish Town | 9-17 Highgate Road […]

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DAY6 1st world tour ‘Youth’ @ Kentish Town Forum

by Events Editor 22 December 2018
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Day6, the five-member boy band from the JYP stable, make their London debut on 25 January. O2 Forum Kentish Town | 9-17 Highgate Road | London NW5 1JY Friday, 25 January 2019. 17:30 – 22:00 Tickets £85 – £158 | Book tickets Keywords: Musicians: Day6 Organisations and venues: Kentish Town Forum Other tags: London K-pop […]

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Hyeyoon Park coffee concert at the Wigmore

by Events Editor 21 December 2018
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Making a welcome return to Wigmore Hall, Korean Hyeyoon Park has established herself as a violinist of outstanding gifts and expressive power. Her programme precedes one of Beethoven’s most challenging works for the instrument with Szymanowski’s subtle and elusive myth-based poems. Hyeyoon Park violin | Sholto Kynoch piano Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937): Myths Op. 30 Ludwig […]

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KCC Special Concert: Joyful Harmonica Ensemble

by Events Editor 20 December 2018
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Joyful Harmonica Ensemble are a group of disabled musicians originally from the Daegu Sungbo School in Korea. This school encourages their students to become more involved in the cultural and arts industries by providing them opportunities to perform at a variety of venues. The nine members of Joyful Harmonica Ensemble play various types of harmonicas, […]

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Sunwook Kim plays the Wigmore Hall

by Events Editor 19 December 2018
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Winner of the 2006 Leeds Piano Competition, the South Korean’s programme has as its lynchpins three major sonatas alongside a world première of a new work by his compatriot Donghoon Shin, the RPS composition prize winner and the awardee of the LSO Panufnik commission. Programme Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Piano Sonata in D K311 Ludwig […]

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Novus String Quartet coffee concert at the Wigmore

by Events Editor 8 December 2018
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Novus String Quartet play Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky Sunday 16 December 2018 11:30AM Wigmore Hall £16 (Concs £14) includes programme and coffee/sherry/juice | Book tickets This concert will be approximately 1 hour in duration, without an interval Mendelssohn’s A minor quartet is an early work, written in 1827 when he was 18 and shows the impact […]

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It will pass, someday: Gothic ethereality and introspection in RM’s Mono

by Colette Balmain 6 December 2018
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RM’s second mixtape, Mono, dropped on 23 October 2018 almost two and a half years after the self-titled RM, which was released on 20 March 2015. Mono was accompanied by a music video for the final track “Forever Rain” with lyric videos released for “Seoul” and “Moonchild” on 23 and 24 October respectively. It followed J-Hope’s earlier […]

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Simon Dominic, ELO, DJ Pumkin in London

by Events Editor 17 November 2018
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Cult of Ya is happy to present Korean hip hop megastar Simon Dominic’s debut European show in London, supported by ELO and DJ Pumkin. One of the founding artists of AOMG alongside Jay Park, Simon Dominic has dropped incredible hits including “Simon Dominic”, “Won & Only” and numerous tracks with Jay Park, Gray, Loco, Bewhy, […]

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B.A.P “Forever with BABYz” Tour in London

by Events Editor 5 November 2018
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By my reckoning this will be B.A.P’s third live gig in London. Welcome back. B.A.P “Forever with BABYz” Tour Tuesday, 4 December 2018 from 18:00-22:00 | Buy tickets Troxy | 490 Commercial Road | London E1 0HX It’s time for B.A.P’s return to London and the UK with this special show at Troxy. Catch the […]

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Radio Kimchi Kpop fair

by Events Editor 3 November 2018
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Radio Kimchi UK hosts what is said to be the UK’S only K-Pop radio show from their base in Kingston / New Malden. This is their first major physical event. Stay up to date by checking out the event’s Facebook page K-POP Fair 2018 Sun 25th Nov at 2:00pm – 5:30pm O2 Academy | Islington […]

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The Top 5 Gothic KPOP Music Videos

by Colette Balmain 31 October 2018
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Dr Colette Balmain applies her specialism in Gothic Cinema to the world of KPOP – perfect for the Halloween season… ‘Gothic forces its readers, viewers, and listeners to identify the ghosts that haunt them…’ (Isabella van Elferan, 2012, Gothic Music, p. 15). 1. SHINee “Married to the Music” (2015) “Married to the Music” doesn’t sound […]

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KCC November House Concert: Julia Hwang

by Events Editor 31 October 2018
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November’s House Concert features Julia Hwang (violin) with Charles Matthews on piano. Julia Hwang & Charles Matthews Tuesday 27 November 2018, 7pm Korean Cultural Centre | Grand Buildings | 1-3 Strand | London WC2N 5BW (Entrance in Northumberland Avenue) Register via info@kccuk.org.uk Julia Hwang (Violin) Charles Matthews (Piano) Programme Beethoven Sonata for Violin and Piano […]

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Ravi of VIXX plays Vauxhall

by Events Editor 30 October 2018
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It’s turning out to be a great year for live music. Here’s the latest artist to include London in their international travels: Ravi of VIXX in London! + Young Bros Party Fire & Lightbox Complex | 6a South Lambeth Place | London SW8 1SP 9 November 2018 | Buy tickets 18:00 – 19:00 VVIP VIP […]

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