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 […]

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 […]

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) […]

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 […]

KCC February House Concert: Anna Lee (Violin)

The KCC’s programme of House Concerts for the year starts with Anna Lee (violin) with Kumi Matsuo (piano) – a seasoned accompanist for whom this is the fourth appearance at the KCC. Anna Lee (Violin) & Kumi Matsuo (Piano) Tuesday 26 February, 7:00 pm @KCCUK Admission free but Advanced Booking is required (RSVP to info@kccuk.org.uk […]

Book review: Min Kym — Gone

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 […]

Sarah Chang recital at the Cadogan Hall

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 […]

Hyeyoon Park coffee concert at the Wigmore

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 […]

KCC Special Concert: Joyful Harmonica Ensemble

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, […]

Sunwook Kim plays the Wigmore Hall

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 […]

Novus String Quartet coffee concert at the Wigmore

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 […]

KCC November House Concert: Julia Hwang

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 […]

KCC October House Concert: Salomé Quartet

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 […]

KCC September House Concert: The Elpis Trio

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 […]

KCC August House Concert: Yoonseo Sally Lee

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: […]

KCC July House Concert: Resonanz Duo

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 […]