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KCC September House Concert: song recital

This programme compares side-by-side a selection of pieces from two of the great works by Robert Schumann: Liederkreis Op.39 and Waldszenen Op. 82. Written eight years apart in 1940 and 1948 respectively, the two pieces capture the essence of the Romantic landscape, both physical and emotional. The mix of sublimity, strangeness, foreboding, melancholy, and sheer … [Read More]

June House Concert: KCC UK x Hungary collaboration

The KCCUK and KCC Hungary Collaboration Concert will be held on 16th June at St James’s Church, Piccadilly at 7pm. Pianist Hyun-Kyung Lee from the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary, will play music by J.S Bach, G. Ligeti and C. Debussy. The Flarpiola Trio from the Royal College of Music, consisting of … [Read More]

KCC May House Concert: Guitar Special

KCCUK will be presenting the special stage: guitar night on 19th May. This is a rare opportunity to see the harmony of classical guitar combining with five different instruments. This concert will highlight that how classical guitars can be played in various ways. Also, if you like Opera , this’ll be perfect time for you to visit … [Read More]

KCC April House Concert: Regency String Quartet

The Regency String Quartet Mabelle Young-Eun Park, violin Hermes Jungho Byun, violin Jamie Howe, viola Ellen Baumring-Gledhill, cello Programme Beethoven String Quartet No.4 in C minor, Op. 18 I. Allegro ma non tanto II. Andante scherzoso quasi allegretto III. Menuetto allegretto IV. Allegro Intermission Mendelssohn String Quartet No.6 in F minor, Op. 80 I. Allegro … [Read More]

KCC February House Concert: the Aesop Quartet

This first KCC House Concert of the year, at St James’s Piccadilly, features two popular string quartets. Aesop Quartet Katherine Yoon, violin | Amber Emson, violin | Ji-Eun Park, viola | Özgür Kaya, cello Thursday 24 February 2022, 7pm St James’s Piccadilly | Register via Eventbrite Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. … [Read More]

KCCUK Live Concert at St James’s Piccadilly

The KCC’s November House Concert emerges from the online to the real world, and for the first time moves to St James’s Piccadilly for a celebratory live event: KCC House Concert Friday 5 November 2021, 7pm St James’s Church, Piccadilly Register via Eventbrite Trio Mazzolini Harry Rylance (Piano), Yurie Lee (Cello), Jack Greed (Violin) Sungbin … [Read More]

Joo Yeon Sir: Chaconnes, Divertimento & Rhapsodies

Hearing Joo Yeon Sir’s barnstorming performance of Pancho Vladigerov’s Bulgarian Rhapsody “Vardar” at St James’s Piccadilly with Irina Andrievsky in August made me want to return to her recently-released second CD, Chaconnes, Divertimento & Rhapsodies, for which Vardar is the penultimate track. The album, from Rubicon Classics, follows on from her successful first album Suites and … [Read More]

Joo Yeon Sir’s November concert diary

We hope some of you caught Joo Yeon Sir’s Albert Hall debut on Friday. Here are the dates from her November concert diary: Monday 2 November 1.10PM (St. James’s Piccadilly, London), Lunchtime Recital with Irina Andrievsky (piano) performing works by Poulenc, Sir Karl Jenkins and Grieg Friday 6 November 7.30PM (Derby University, Derbyshire), Evening Recital … [Read More]

Tim Garland’s Korean collaboration: Sinawi and the Blues

The combination of Korean traditional instruments with modern western ones gives rise to complex performance issues. Incompatibilities of style, volume, timbre and tuning are challenges to be overcome, not always with success. With the improvisatory nature of jazz, where instruments get their chance for solos and where amplification is a customary feature of the mix, … [Read More]

A Scent of Eastern wind: music at St James’s Piccadilly

At very short notice I head of a Korean classical music fusion concert entitled “Scent of Eastern Wind” at St James’s Piccadilly on 6 April 2006. I approached the concert with some trepidation, being nervous about the blending of eastern and western instruments, particularly in playing western music. I was partly right. The least successful … [Read More]