Kim Duk-soo

Percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie has just been in the news for winning the Polar Music Prize 2015 along with Emmylou Harris. The award, according to its website, is “one of the most prestigious and unique music prizes in the world, crossing over musical boundaries and awarded to individuals, groups and institutions in recognition of exceptional […]

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The Timbre of Moonlight: Won Il on bringing traditional instruments to a modern audience

by Philip Gowman 14 June 2013
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I meet Won Il (원일, 元一) in the reception area of an apartment hotel near the Barbican. He’s hanging out with some of the members of the National Orchestra of Korea, chatting. All 60 orchestra members managed to get booked into the same hotel within easy walking distance of the concert hall where they would […]

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The Art of SamulNori: Kim Duk Soo in Cambridge

by Events Editor 22 September 2009
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The Art of SamulNori – Kim Duk Soo and SamulNori Hanullim on Saturday and Sunday, 7-8 November 2009 Korean drumming master, Kim Duk Soo and his colleagues will give two performances at Robinson College, Cambridge to celebrate the University of Cambridge’s 800th Anniversary and to promote Korean Studies. Performance dates are: 7.30pm Saturday 7 November […]

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Think Korea: Kim Duk-soo in Rhythm Sticks at the Purcell Room

by Events Editor 2 July 2006
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Kim Duk-soo comes to London as part of Think Korea 2006. Rhythm Sticks 19:30, 17 July 2006 Purcell Room, South Bank Centre (Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX) Introduction SamulNori is a group of dynamic musicians dedicated to performing and preserving traditional Korean music and dance. Since Kim Duk Soo first formed their […]

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