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Seoul Philharmonic, Unsuk Chin and Sunwook Kim at Cadogan Hall

A tour-de-force concerto that will leave you breathless, Tchaikovsky’s romantic piano concerto opens this inaugural visit from the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra with soloist Sunwook Kim. Programme Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 Unsuk Chin Frontispiece for orchestra (2019) Stravinsky The Firebird Suite (1919) Performers Osmo Vänskä conductor Sunwook Kim piano Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra Sunwook Kim came to international … [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]

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 … [Read More]

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 … [Read More]

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 … [Read More]

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 … [Read More]

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 … [Read More]

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, … [Read More]

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. … [Read More]