KCC March House Concert: Trio Rouge CANCELLED

This concert is now cancelled as the KCC has closed, in common with many cultural venues, as a result of the health situation. A really apealing programme awaits in the KCC’s House Concert this month: Trio Rouge Tuesday 31 March 2020, 7pm @ KCCUK Nurry Lee (Piano), Sophie Louise Phillips (Violin), and Meera Priyanka Raja […]

Igudesman & Joo play the Royal Festival Hall

Igudesman & Joo’s performance in the Cadogan Hall was one of LKL’s highlights of 2012. I think we all need a bit of cheering up at the moment, and these are the guys to do it. Don’t miss their Festival Hall appearance next week: Igudesman & Joo Wednesday 4 March 2020, 7:30pm Royal Festival Hall, […]

Minjung Baek plays Rachmaninov: London recitals

Minjung Baek tours a Rachmaninov programme in London venues during February. The recitals celebrate her live recording from the finals of the Aevea Piano Prize in Verona in July 2019, which is available on iTunes and Spotify. Tuesday, February 11th, 2020, 1:00 PM St James’s Church | Sussex Gardens | Paddington | London W2 3UD […]

A review of the Korean cultural year 2019

A review of some of the highlights and trends in the Korean cultural year, primarily in London but also with half an eye to anything we might have seen elsewhere in the UK. The review is a personal one, inevitably skewed towards the events we managed to get to. Introduction This time last year I […]

Joon Yoon piano recital at St Mary’s Perivale

There’s an active series of recitals at St Mary’s Church organised by Dr Hugh Mather. Korean performers are often to be found in the schedule. Joon Yoon (piano) Tuesday 3 December 2020, 2.00 pm St Mary’s Church | Perivale Lane | Perivale | Middlesex UB6 8SS Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand […]

Joo Yeon Sir: Chaconnes, Divertimento & Rhapsodies

Hearing Joo Yeon Sir’s barnstorming performance of Pancho Vladigerov’s Bulgarian Rhapsody “Vardar” at St James’s Piccadilly with Irina Andrievsky in August made me want to return to her recently-released second CD, Chaconnes, Divertimento & Rhapsodies, for which Vardar is the penultimate track. The album, from Rubicon Classics, follows on from her successful first album Suites and […]

KCC October House Concert: Zedéll Piano Trio

A very appealing programme for this month’s House Concert: Zedéll Piano Trio Tuesday 22 October 2019, 7pm @ KCCUK Admission free | Reserve a seat Kevin Suherman (Piano), Inês da Costa Bastos (Violin), Ye Jin Choi (Cello) Programme Shostakovich Piano Trio No. 1 in C minor, Op. 8 Haydn Piano Trio No. 39 in G […]

Jiyeong Mun plays the Wigmore Hall

The second of two concerts by Korean performers at the Wigmore this Sunday: Jiyeong Mun piano Sunday 27 October 2019 7:30pm The Keyboard Charitable Trust Prizewinners’ Concert Series Tickets £15 – £30 | Book tickets This concert will be approximately 2 hours in duration, including an interval Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Piano Sonata No. 31 […]

Esmé Quartet play the Wigmore Hall

The first of two concerts by Korean performers this Sunday: Esmé Quartet Sunday 27 October 2019 11:30am Wigmore Hall | 36 Wigmore Street | London W1U 2BP Tickets £16 | £14 | Book tickets Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition Winner’s Concert This concert will be approximately 1 hour in duration, without an interval Wolfgang […]

KCC: September House Concert – a lieder and opera recital

September’s House Concert is a varied song recital: So Yeon Shim (Soprano), Henry Ross (Tenor), Yoorim Kang (Piano) Tuesday 24 September 2019, 7pm @ KCCUK Register via KCCUK website PROGRAMME Schumann ‘Dichterliebe’ Op.48 Strauss ‘Mädchenblumen’ Op.22 Taekyu Im ‘Returning flower’ Verdi ‘Caro Nome’ from Opera ‘Rigoletto’ Donizetti ‘Una furtive Lagrima’ and ‘Esulti pur la barbara’ […]