Unsuk Chin: Alice in Wonderland — a UK premiere at the Barbican

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience Unsuk Chin’s sparkling opera live at the Barbican on 8 March. Book on the Barbican website now. Unsuk Chin: Alice in Wonderland Multimedia staging by Netia Jones (UK Premiere) 8 March 2015 / 19:30 Lewis Carroll’s beloved, dreamlike stories are re-imagined in this UK premiere production of Unsuk Chin’s […]

Seoul Philharmonic records Unsuk Chin for DG

The Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and Chung Myung-whun were in the recording studio for Deutsche Grammophon last month recording Unsuk Chin’s concertos for Sheng (with Wu Wei), Piano (with Sunwook Kim) and Cello (with Alban Gerhardt – who premiered the work at the BBC Proms in 2009 – LKL review here). The orchestra will be coming […]

MinJung Baek at St Martin-in-the-Fields

I don’t often try to make it to a West End lunchtime recital from the fastnesses of Canary Wharf. But I’m going to make an exception this Friday to try to get to hear MinJung Baek. The programme is an exciting one, including a piano work by Korean composer Unsuk Chin, who had a whole […]

FT asks for Unsuk Chin

The FT reviews Seoul Philharmonic / Chung Myung-whun playing Debussy and Ravel on DG, a release which coincides with their debut at the Edinburgh Festival http://t.co/Tf9s3on # The playing has precision and delicacy, showcased in the Mother Goose suite, but also the machine-like evenness characteristic of Asian orchestras. La Mer and La Valse are too […]

Get totally immersed in Unsuk Chin this Saturday

Promenaders who were bowled over by Unsuk Chin’s Cello concerto in the Albert Hall in 2009 might be planning on a trip to the Edinburgh Festival to hear Šu, her new concerto for Sheng, a 17-pipe traditional Chinese mouth organ, to be performed by the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra with Chung Myung-whun at the helm. There’s […]

Concert Review: Unsuk Chin at the BBC Proms — A new work enters the Cello repertoire

Last Thursday (13 August) saw the world premiere of the cello concerto by Unsuk Chin, a BBC commission. Chin, who was born in Korea in 1961, has been composer-in-residence for both the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. She is a careful worker: the new work was originally scheduled for the 2007 Prom […]