Western classical music

Min Jin Kym: Gone — A Girl, a Violin, a Life Unstrung Viking, 2017, 256pp When Min Jin Kym’s Gone came out, I mentally heaved a sigh of relief. Here’s one Korea-related book, I thought, among the dozens that will be published this year, that I don’t need to read. The story of how her […]

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Sarah Chang recital at the Cadogan Hall

by Events Editor 20 January 2019
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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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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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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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KCC October House Concert: Salomé Quartet

by Events Editor 28 September 2018
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News of October’s House Concert at the KCC: Salomé Quartet Tuesday 23 October 2018, 7pm Korean Cultural Centre | Grand Buildings | 1-3 Strand | London WC2N 5BW (Entrance in Northumberland Avenue) Register via info@kccuk.org.uk Haim Choi: Violin Inês Delgado: Violin Katarzyna Ziminska: Viola Shizuku Tatsuno: Cello Programme Haydn String Quartet Op. 33 No. 1 […]

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KCC September House Concert: The Elpis Trio

by Events Editor 13 September 2018
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News of September’s House Concert at the KCC: Elpis Trio Tuesday 25 September 2018, 7pm Korean Cultural Centre | Grand Buildings | 1-3 Strand | London WC2N 5BW (Entrance in Northumberland Avenue) Register via info@kccuk.org.uk Sohyun Park – Piano | Sirius Chau – Flute | Hugo Lau – Clarinet The Elpis Trio comprises flautist Sirius […]

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KCC August House Concert: Yoonseo Sally Lee

by Events Editor 31 July 2018
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July’s House Concert at the KCC features Yoonseo Sally Lee (violin): Yoonseo Sally Lee (violin), Kumi Matsuo (piano) Tuesday 28 August 2018, 7pm Korean Cultural Centre | Grand Buildings | 1-3 Strand | London WC2N 5BW (Entrance in Northumberland Avenue) Register via info@kccuk.org.uk Programme Beethoven Sonata No.1, Op.12: I. Allegro con brio | II. Tema con variazioni: […]

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KCC July House Concert: Resonanz Duo

by Events Editor 1 July 2018
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July’s House Concert at the KCC features Hyungi Lee (Percussion): Resonanz Duo Tuesday 24 July 2018, 7pm Korean Cultural Centre | Grand Buildings | 1-3 Strand | London WC2N 5BW (Entrance in Northumberland Avenue) Register via info@kccuk.org.uk Hyungi Lee – Percussion Laura Davis – Flute Debussy: Syrinx Klatzow: Figures In a Landscape Ian Clarke: Hypnosis […]

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Joo Yeon Sir: artist in residence @ Lichfield Festival

by Events Editor 1 July 2018
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Violinist Joo Yeon Sir is one of the artists in residence at this year’s Lichfield Festival, 4 – 14 July 2018, www.lichfieldfestival.org. Paganini – 24 Caprices Part 1: Lichfield Guildhall, Sun 08 Jul 2018 7:45 pm | Book tickets Part 2: Lichfield Guildhall, Wed 11 Jul 2018 8:00 pm | Book tickets The legendary musician […]

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Thames Philharmonia plays Sibelius

by Events Editor 14 June 2018
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Thames Philharmonia – Sibelius: three great works Saturday 16 June 2018, 7.30pm Landmark Arts Centre | Ferry Road | Teddington TW11 9NN | www.landmarkartscentre.org Book tickets Conductor: Yu Byung-yun Violin: Kwon Hee-jin Doors & bar open: 6.45pm Finlandia, a rousing musical expression of national identity, sets the scene for Thames Philharmonia’s celebration of the great […]

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Shiyeon Sung replaces Han-Na Chang in Korea-UK Closing Concert

by Events Editor 12 June 2018
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Shiyeon Sung is jumping in at short notice to conduct the Philharmonia Orchestra in the all-Romantic programme at the Royal Festival Hall this week, as Han-Na Chang is unwell. The concert marks the end of the year-long Korea-UK festival, and features Rossini’s William Tell overture, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 and Grieg’s Piano Concerto with the […]

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Korean performers at the Islington Proms

by Events Editor 9 June 2018
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Korean pianist Yoon Chung is artistic director of this year’s Islington proms. Two of the recitals have Korean interest: Islington Proms St James Church | Prebend Street | Islington | London N1 8QQ | stjamesislington.org 9-17 June 2018 Violin Recital Tuesday, 12th June 2018 – 7:30pm | Tickets So-Ock Kim (violin) | Yoon Chung (piano) […]

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KCC June House Concert: Juhee Yang (Violin)

by Events Editor 3 June 2018
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June’s house concert features music for violin and keyboard by Bach, Wieniawski and Richard Strauss: KCCUK June House Concert Tuesday 26 June 2018, 7pm Korean Cultural Centre | Grand Buildings | 1-3 Strand | London WC2N 5BW (Entrance in Northumberland Avenue) Register via info@kccuk.org.uk Programme Bach Sonata No.1 in G minor, BWV 1001 I. Adagio […]

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Min Kym’s stolen Strad – the Classic FM podcast

by Philip Gowman 20 May 2018
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“This is the story of violinist Min Kym and what happened when her instrument was taken from her. It’s a tale of giddy love, devastating loss and the healing power of music.” Listen to the podcast here, with a summary on the Classic FM website here. Keywords: Musicians: Kym Min-jin

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