Pianist Joo Hyung-ki plays it straight

One of the best musical nights out in 2012 was Igudesman and Joo’s a Little Nightmare Music, a highly entertaining comedy act by a pair of talented musicians (LKL review here). The pianist of the duo, Hyung-ki Joo, will be doing something a little more mainstream on 12 September at the Cadogan Hall: Pianist Hyung-ki […]

Sarah Chang plays Barber at the Cadogan Hall

I’m always grumbling that Sarah Chang never plays anything apart from Bruch which she comes to London. And when she plays something more interesting, there’s often a clash with another compelling Korean cultural event. Earlier this year I couldn’t go to her Shostakovich because E J-yong needed to be interviewed. So I wonder what will […]

Sumi Jo sings Mozart with the AAM

A treat for Mozart afficionados later this month, as Sumi Jo joins the Academy of Ancient Music and Richard Egarr for an all Mozart programme at the Cadogan Hall. Read on for details of how LKL readers get a discount on the tickets: Academy of Ancient Music Sumi Jo sings Mozart Cadogan Hall Friday 25 […]

Concert notes: Jeajoon Ryu’s Sinfonia da Requiem

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra orchestra and 90-strong Chorus together with soprano soloist Inhye Kim convened in the Cadogan Hall on 12 April to perform Jeajoon Ryu’s Sinfonia da Requiem (2007). It was composed to honour Hyundai founder Chung Ju-yung, who passed away 10 years ago in 2001, and also dedicated to Korea’s past generations, who […]

Park Jae-eun’s Arirang: UK Premiere

An unexpected event at the Cadogan Hall tomorrow night, Friday 10 July. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Korean conductor Lee Young-chil, will perform Park Jae-eun’s Arirang – “a lovers’ song of separation and longing”. The main items in the programme are Tchaikovsky’s fiddle concerto and fifth symphony. Unfortunately the Cadogan Hall website […]

Sejong: what live music is all about

Sejong: Three Moments in Time – Cadogan Hall, Sunday 10 June Go along to a standard orchestral concert, and what do you see? Ranks of musicians sitting inertly and gazing intently at their music stands. The baton is maybe a flash of white just visible in the corner of their eye, but from the audience’s […]

Korean Seasons to launch the summer

The London concert-going public groans inwardly when it sees yet another advertisement for a candle-lit Vivaldi Four Seasons performed by a scratch orchestra at some central London church or other. Such a programme must put bums on seats or else promoters wouldn’t constantly recycle it. But we yearn for something a bit more innovative. Well, […]

Sumi Jo and Dong Suk Kang at Cadogan Hall

While Western classical music is outside my self-imposed remit, I thought I’d pass on news of an upcoming recital at the Cadogan Hall (5 Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ) on 14 December featuring soprano mega-star Jo Sumi with violinist Kang Dong-suk and two pianists, Pascal Devoyon and Vincenzo Scalera. Details on the Cadogan Hall website. […]