Three Labyrinths: Donghoon Shin UK premiere

Donghoon Shin is having a productive time for premieres at the moment. Two in March, and now this: Three Labyrinths Date: Tue 2nd Apr, 2019 Time: 7.00pm Venue: City, University of London (EC1V 4PB) The Riot Ensemble presents the UK premieres of pieces by Georgia Rodgers, Aaron Einbond and Donghoon Shin, commissioned following the ensemble’s […]

Okkyung Lee residency at Cafe Oto

Thursday 28 March 2019, 7.30pm | Tickets Okkyung Lee & Matana Roberts + Okkyung Lee / Jerome Noetinger (Duo) Friday 29 March 2019, 7.30pm | Tickets Okkyung Lee / Rashad Becker (Duo) + Okkyung Lee / Nadia Ratsimandresy (Duo) Saturday 30 March 2019, 7.30pm | Tickets Okkyung Lee (Solo) + Okkyung Lee / Pat Thomas […]

JungKwon Jang performs Pergolesi Stabat Mater

On 13 April, countertenor JungKwon Jang will perform Pergolesi’s sublime Stabat Mater at St George’s Hanover Square for the London Handel Festival 2019. He was selected as a finalist and won the Audience Prize at the 2017 London Handel Festival Singing Competition. Pergolesi Stabat Mater Saturday 13 April, 7.30pm St George’s, Hanover Square Tickets: £15 […]

Opera House lunchtime recital: Konu Kim

Tenor Konu Kim, with pianist David Gowland, will be giving a lunchtime recital on Monday 13 May 2019, 1pm in the Crush Room, Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London, WC2E 9DD. Tickets are available from the Royal Opera House website. The event lasts around 45 minutes and ends at approximately 1.45pm. South Korean tenor Konu […]

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 […]

Zadie Xa: A Sojourn Through Saturn and Across the Southern Sea

Browsing the Kingston School of Art and Stanley Picker Gallery websites today for background on their recent exhibition of Korean-inspired fashion and embroidery, I came across something I wasn’t expecting. In a zone of Kingston University’s website called Cold Protein is a series of podcasts of artists’ sound works, conceived to be experienced in specific […]

Seungri’s shame makes it into the FT

It’s not often that you find a K-pop story in the pink pages of the Financial Times. In fact, if you search their site for “BTS” you will simply get a list of articles about the company formerly known as British Telecom. So what brings them to report the ins and outs of Lee Seung-hyun’s, […]

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 […]

ATEEZ – The Expedition Tour, at Kentish Town Forum

Tickets for ATEEZ’s London appearance go on sale 25 February on Ticketweb (for members of MyMusicTaste). They go on general sale two days later. ATEEZ – The Expedition Tour Wednesday 3 April 2019, 7pm O2 Forum Kentish Town Tickets: £50 – £115 | Tickets via Ticketweb The show will last for about 100 minutes.