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Se-mi Hwang with PERC’M in RCM Percussion Showcase

The first Korea-related concert of the new year features Stuttgart-based percussionist Se-mi Hwang: Percussion Showcase Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall | Royal College of Music | Prince Consort Road | London SW7 2BS 17 January 2018, 7:30pm Tickets £5 | Book here Se-Mi Hwang percussion PERC’M Keiko Abe: The Wave Minoru Miki: Marimba Spiritual JS Bach: … [Read More]

Event news: a Sungji Hong flute premiere, at the RCM

Coming up tomorrow, a premiere performance of new flute work by Korean composer Sungji Hong. The Royal College of Music website bills it as Concerto for alto flute and chamber ensemble; the composer’s website calls it Transfiguration for alto flute and chamber ensemble with electronics. Carla Rees plays alto flute with the Manon Quartet and … [Read More]

Joo Yeon Sir’s busy January

Award-winning violinist Joo Yeon Sir has got a busy year in front of her. It kicks off with a free lunchtime recital at St. Martin-in-the-Fields on Friday 9 January, continuing with concerts with orchestras in London, Cambridge, Croydon and Oxford, as well as presenting the complete Beethoven Sonata Cycle at Royal College of Music. For … [Read More]

Joo Yeon Sir tackles Delius

It’s very seldom that one comes across a young Korean musician attempting the English repertoire. Kyung-wha Chung showed the way, over 30 years ago, with her Walton interpretations, but I can’t think of notable examples since. So let’s welcome 20-year old Korean violinist Joo Yeon Sir, winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society Emily Anderson Prize … [Read More]