London Korean Links

Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Yeonjoon Yoon (piano): Um [Sprouting], at Milton Court

Um [Sprouting] is a project of original works by pianist, composer, improviser and winner of the Guildhall Gold Medal 2018, Yeonjoon Yoon. Inspired by the sounds and sceneries of South Korea, he fuses his musical roots of classical music, and natal roots of Korean traditional music. The concert begins with classical works by Bach, Chopin and Schönberg, … [Read More]

Hera Hyesang Park and Bretton Brown at Milton Court

Soprano Hera Hyesang Park and pianist Bretton Brown give a recital that celebrates Park’s Korean heritage, finding parallels and contrasts between western repertoire and Korean art and folk-song. In weaving together western classical music and Korean art songs and folk-song arrangements, Park and Brown find the common threads that unite different cultures. A Korean Boat … [Read More]

K-music 2023: Sun-Mi Hong + Hyelim Kim

Drummer Sun Mi Hong, acclaimed for her sensational performance with her quintet at last year’s K-Music Festival, is set to make a highly anticipated return to K-Music 2023. Following her debut with the album Third Page: Resonance under the UK Edition label, she returns with an extraordinary quartet comprising renowned jazz vocalist Song Yi Jeon, esteemed pianist … [Read More]

K-music 2022: Dal:um & ReMidas

Dal:um, who made their London debut at the Purcell Room last year (LKL review here), open the festival with an intriguing new collaboration with duo ReMidas to create a string quartet of zithers, the gayageum and the geomungo. Despite their similarity these two instruments are surprisingly different in structure, playing technique and tone. Dal:um is … [Read More]