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Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Korean performers at the 2023 Edinburgh International Festival

Five performance programmes from Korea to celebrate 140 years of diplomatic relations with the UK: three of chamber and solo instrumental music, plus the KBS Symphony Orchestra and the National Changgeuk Company. 8 August: Novus String Quartet The Queen’s Hall, 11:00am Tickets from £13.50 | Buy tickets here Schubert String Quartet in C minor D703 ‘Quartettsatz’ … [Read More]

Yeol Eum Son plays Mozart at the Proms

The first of three Proms this year featuring Korean performers: Prom 7: Schumann, Schoenberg, Ben-Haim and Mozart 19:30 Tue 23 Jul 2019 Royal Albert Hall Tickets £7.50 to £41 (plus booking fee) | Book tickets Yeol Eum Son: piano BBC Philharmonic Omer Meir Wellber: conductor Programme Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 15 in B … [Read More]

Yeol Eum Son plays Mozart with ASMF at Cadogan Hall

Two Mozart concerti at the Cadogan Hall: Yeol Eum Son and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields Cadogan Hall | 5 Sloane Terrace | London SW1X 9DQ Friday 20 April 2018, 7.30pm Tickets from £10 | Cadogan Hall Box Office: +44 (0)20 7730 4500 Book online Described as “marvellous, intense and boundlessly virtuosic”, … [Read More]

Korean performances at the City of London Festival

This year’s City of London Festival has a Korean focus. And although most of the performances in the festival are of Western classical music, there is a Korean Hamlet from Yohangza Theatre Company (who do a wonderful Midsummer Night’s Dream), fusion music from Ensemble Sinawi and contemporary and street dance too. Sunwook Kim (piano) Wednesday … [Read More]

Korean musicians at the Tchaikovsky competition

Korea does well at the Tchaikovsky competition. Voice Results: Female: 1st Prize: Sun Young Seo (South Korea); Male: 1st Prize: Jong Min Park (South Korea). Piano results: 1st Prize: Daniil Trifonov (Russia); 2nd Prize: Yeol Eum Son (South Korea); 3rd Prize: Seong Jin Cho (South Korea). On BBC Radio 3 Music Matters on 2 July … [Read More]