Kim Sun-wook

Winner of the 2006 Leeds Piano Competition, the South Korean’s programme has as its lynchpins three major sonatas alongside a world première of a new work by his compatriot Donghoon Shin, the RPS composition prize winner and the awardee of the LSO Panufnik commission. Programme Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Piano Sonata in D K311 Ludwig […]

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Shiyeon Sung replaces Han-Na Chang in Korea-UK Closing Concert

by Events Editor 12 June 2018
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Shiyeon Sung is jumping in at short notice to conduct the Philharmonia Orchestra in the all-Romantic programme at the Royal Festival Hall this week, as Han-Na Chang is unwell. The concert marks the end of the year-long Korea-UK festival, and features Rossini’s William Tell overture, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 and Grieg’s Piano Concerto with the […]

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Shiyeon Sung and Sunwook Kim in Korea-UK Year of Culture Closing Concert

by Events Editor 20 May 2018
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A celebratory concert to round off the performance strand of UK/Korea year of cultural exchange 2017-18. Late change: Shiyeon Sung replaces Han-Na Chang as conductor as Ms Chang is indisposed. Programme remains unchanged. Philharmonia Orchestra – Korea-UK Year of Culture: Closing Concert 7:30 pm, Thu 14 Jun 2018 Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre £11 – […]

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Event news: Korean Sounds – East Meet West: Virtuoso

by Events Editor 28 May 2017
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The second in this year’s Korean Sounds series promises to be a very satisfying one: Korean Sounds – East Meet West: Virtuoso with members of the National Gugak Center and Sunwook Kim Wednesday 21 June, 7.30pm Kings Place, Hall One, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG. Tickets from £9.50 online | Kings Place/Korean Sounds Kim […]

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Event news: Sunwook Kim plays Mozart, Schubert & Beethoven at the Wigmore

by Events Editor 15 October 2016
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Notice of an upcoming Wigmore recital. Fresh from a tour of Asia, Sunwook Kim performed Tchaikovsky 1 three times with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra last week in their tour of South and West England, and returns to the capital to give a recital of Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert. His recent album of works by Brahms […]

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Event news: Sunwook Kim performs at Mill Hill Music Club

by Events Editor 21 April 2015
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Pianist Sunwook Kim’s next London recital is in The Henrietta Barnett School: Sunwook Kim Sunday, 10th May 2015 @ 7.30pm Mill Hill Music Club The Hall | The Henrietta Barnett School | Central Square | Hampstead Garden Suburb | London NW11 7BN Tickets: £15. Bookings via Mill Hill Music Club Bach – Partita No.2 Scriabin […]

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Concert notes: Sunwook Kim at the Queen Elizabeth Hall

by Philip Gowman 18 March 2015
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The Southbank Centre’s International Piano Series features some of the best known stars in the classical music world such as Maurizio Pollini and Mitsuko Uchida as well as those at an earlier stage in their musical careers. 2006 Leeds prizewinner Sunwook Kim made his first appearance in the series on 3 March 2015 in the […]

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Event news: Sunwook Kim makes his debut in the International Piano Series

by Events Editor 22 February 2015
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LKL is a fan of Kim Sun-wook’s Bach, so we’re looking forward to his upcoming solo recital at the QEH. International Piano Series 2014/15: Sunwook Kim Tuesday 3 March 2015, 19:30 Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall Book tickets here. Pre-concert talk at 18:15 in QEH, with Southbank Centre’s Head of Classical Music, Gillian Moore. Free. […]

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Seoul Philharmonic records Unsuk Chin for DG

by Philip Gowman 22 February 2014
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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 […]

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Concert notes: Bach and the Battle of the Red Cliffs — the KCC’s 5th birthday concert at the Cadogan Hall

by Philip Gowman 15 February 2013
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It is difficult to know what to make of a programme which was so obviously in two parts, and potentially likely to appeal to two completely different audiences. There will have been many who, in advance of the KCCUK’s fifth birthday concert, would have thought: “maybe I’ll just turn up for the second half”, or […]

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The KCCUK’s fifth birthday celebrations

by Philip Gowman 2 February 2013
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It really should be us thanking the KCCUK, not the other way round. But on the occasion of its fifth birthday the KCCUK has been characteristically generous in its expressions of gratitude to its supporters. Last Saturday at Cadogan Hall saw a free concert with Pansori Master Song Soon-seop, plus Pansori singer Lee Jaram, pianist […]

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Event news: the KCC’s fifth anniversary concert at the Cadogan Hall

by Events Editor 20 January 2013
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One of the events celebrating the KCCUK’s 5th birthday is a special concert at the Cadogan Hall. The highlight will be an abbreviated performance of one of the five surviving works of the Pansori canon, Jeokbyeokga (The Battle of the Red Cliffs), performed by the holder of Intangible Cultural Asset No 5. KCCUK 5th Anniversary […]

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Event news: Sunwook Kim at the Frant Festival of Music 2013

by Events Editor 3 January 2013
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Leeds Piano Competition Winner Sunwook Kim will be playing at the Frant Festival of Music 2013. Date: Fri 25th January 2013, 7.30 pm Venue: Frant Church: High Street Frant, Nr. Tunbridge Wells, TN3 9DX Music by Bach, Beethoven and Brahms Tickets £12 from Frant Stores or tel. 01892 750665/750845 In aid of the conservation of […]

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2012 Travel Diary 12: Yun Isang’s music at TIMF 2012

by Philip Gowman 12 June 2012
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Tongyeong, Gyeongsangnam-do, Tuesday 27 March 2012. Just how popular is Yun Isang’s music? At best, it’s an acquired taste, and one which I have yet to acquire, though I do know people who say they like it. In conversation with Alexander Liebreich, artistic director of the Tongyeong International Music Festival since 2011 and chief conductor of […]

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2012 Travel Diary 11: The Tongyeong International Music Festival

by Philip Gowman 9 June 2012
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Tongyeong, Gyeongsangnam-do, Tuesday 27 March 2012. The Yun Isang Memorial Hall is a short walk from the ferry terminal which serves Tongyeong’s outlying islands. I had come there to attend a symposium attended by the two composers-in-residence and the Musical Director of the Tongyeong International Music Festival, which is now in its 10th year. It grew […]

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2012 Travel Diary 8: Yun Isang, Sancheong and Tongyeong

by Philip Gowman 27 May 2012
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Tongyeong, Gyeongsangnam-do, Monday 26 March 2012. The day has been devoted mainly to exploring some of the Joseon dynasty naval history in which Tongyeong played its part. But we’re also in Tongyeong to attend the Tongyeong International Music Festival, focusing on concerts which have music by Tongyeong’s most famous musical son, composer Yun Isang. In […]

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Event news: Sunwook Kim at Mill Hill Music Club

by Events Editor 19 April 2012
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Despite Sunwook Kim’s numerous performances in London, I’ve never managed to get to see him here. But I caught him at the Tongyeong International Music Festival a couple of weeks ago playing Beethoven, Brahms, Liszt and Yun Isang. Based on his performance, I’ve been missing out. He’s a regular visitor to the Mill Hill Music […]

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