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KCC July House Concert (online): Serin Baek (Violin)

July’s House Concert at the KCC is online: Serin Baek (Violin) Thursday 29 July 2021, 7 pm on KCCUK YouTube Channel Programme Clara Schumann (1819 – 1896): Three Romances for violin and piano, op.22 Maurice Ravel (1875 – 1937): Tzigane Violinist Serin Baek graduated from Yonsei University with First class honors and graduated from Royal Academy … [Read More]

KCC June House Concert: Jongsun Woo (Piano) and Holly Brown (Soprano)

June’s House Concert is a feast of Robert Schumann lieder, combining selections from Waldszenen and Liederkreis: June House Concert Thursday 10 June 2021, 7 pm on KCCUK YouTube Channel Programme Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856) Mondnacht, Liederkreis Op.39 Vogel als Prophet, Waldszenen Op. 82 Freundliche Landschaft, Waldszenen Op.82 Schöne Fremde, Liederkreis Op. 39 Auf einer … [Read More]

KCC May House Concert: Sunhye Shin (Piano)

I always like it when a Korean musician explores the byways of British 20th century music so I’m looking forward to the Frank Bridge this month. May House Concert Sunhye, Shin (Piano) Thursday 20 May 2021, 7 pm @ KCCUK YouTube Channel W.A Mozart (1756-1791) Sonata in C Major K.330: Allegro moderato | Andante cantabile … [Read More]

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 … [Read More]

KCC February House Concert: Mabelle Young-Eun Park, Ellen Baumring-Gledhill, Dafydd Chapman

The KCC’s series of house concerts resumes this month – initially online. Mabelle Young-Eun Park, Ellen Baumring-Gledhill, Dafydd Chapman Thursday 25 February 2021, 7pm on KCC YouTube Channel Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) Piano Trio No.1 in D minor, Op. 49 I. Molto allegro ed agitato II. Andante con moto tranquillo III. Scherzo: Leggiero e vivace IV. … [Read More]

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 … [Read More]

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 … [Read More]

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, … [Read More]

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 … [Read More]

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 … [Read More]