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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The 2021 K-music showcase

Usually at this time of year we have the pleasure of several Korean bands coming to England for festivals such as Brighton’s Great Escape and Liverpool’s Sound City, and often we get to see the bands as they pass through London. No such luck this year, but instead we have an online showcase over the […]

Traditional Korean Music Workshop series

The Korean Cultural Centre UK has announced a new Korean cultural course for spring/summer 2021. Musician and researcher Dr. Hyelim Kim will introduce various aspects of traditional Korean Music. This series of monthly talks will give you a chance to explore and gain an in-depth knowledge of traditional Korean music. Traditional Korean Music Workshop series […]

KCC April House Concert: Beethoven Serenade for Flute, Violin and Viola

April’s programme features Beethoven’s 25-minute serenade Op 25: April House Concert Jisu Song (Viola) | Sungwon Cho (Flute) | Ha Young Woo (Violin) Thursday 29 April 2021 7pm | @ KCC YouTube channel Programme Beethoven: Serenade for Flute, Violin and Viola op. 25 Entrata. Allegro Tempo ordinario d’un Menuetto Allegro moltto Andante con Variazioni Allegro […]

2021 K-Pop Lyrics and Album Art Contest

A chance for any UK-based K-Pop fan, songwriter, artist or any Korean culture enthusiast to showcase their creative talent and kick-start or advance their careers. The winner of the K-Pop Contest will debut as a lyricist or album art designer, with an official credit on online music platforms. Full details on the KCC website, with […]

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 […]

Cliff Richard in Seoul, 1969

OK, here goes… possibly LKL’s first ever Cliff Richard post. While searching for vintage Korean vinyl records sold in the UK on the Discogs record collectors website (they do crop up now and then, but if you’re a fan of Songolmae or Lee Mija, forget it: you’re too late!), I found this intriguing item – […]

New Opportunity in K-POP (feat. KAACHI case study)

An interesting session on how K-pop is finding roots in the UK: New Opportunity in K-POP (feat. KAACHI case study) Saturday 13 March 2021 12:00 GMT Register via EventBrite: weblink will be sent on registration. How K-pop became a global phenomenon With Hallyu, the Korean wave, K-pop has been growing in prominence to become a […]

A review of the Korean cultural year 2020

It would be an understatement to say that the cultural year 2020 has been markedly different from previous years. The pandemic has had a huge impact on the cultural scene, with most live events cancelled and event promoters falling back on the internet to provide us with our cultural fixes. Some of these attempts have […]