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Reporter : Park Ji-won
Fri, July 1, 2022 | 00:50
[INTERVIEW] For Chopin finalist Lee Hyuk competition is way to meet audiences
Many Koreans hoped Lee Hyuk, the Korean finalist in the 18th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition held in October, would be triumphant as its last winner was Cho Seong-jin, also a Korean, but the trophy went to Chinese-Canadian competitor Bruce Liu.
Silent Christmas: Koreans forgoing Christmas songs
The streets in Seoul's bustling downtown area were like no other Christmas season, Thursday. They were calm and silent, making it difficult for people to feel that Christmas is just a week away. No Christmas carols or songs could be heard, as there were few stores playing them.
Historic Cecil Theater poised to close over safety issues
The Cecil Theater, founded in 1976 and owned by the Anglican Church of Korea, is facing closure again due to safety concerns. The Seoul Theater Association, which has been running the historic theater since April 2018, issued a press release Wednesday announcing that it has decided to cease its operations there upon the request of the church and vacated the building as of Dec...
Pianist Suh Hyung-min wins Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn
Pianist Suh Hyung-min, also known as Hans H. Suh in English, won the top prize in Germany's International Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn on Saturday (CET). Together with the top prize, he also won three special prizes.
Korean symphony orchestra unveils 2022 program led by new conductor, David Reiland
The Korean Symphony Orchestra (KSO) announced its 2022 season program, Thursday, under the leadership of newly appointed artistic director David Reiland, who is Belgian and whose background is shaped by various cultures of Europe, featuring German and Austrian pieces, as well as works from France.
Pianist Lee Hyuk wins France's Animato international piano competition
Korean pianist Lee Hyuk, a finalist in the Chopin international competition this year, has won the first prize at the Concours International de Piano - Grand Prix Animato Chopin 2021, held between Dec. 3 and 7, its organization said, Thursday (CET).
Pianist Yang Bang-ean releases new album to mark 25-year solo career
Pianist and composer Yang Bang-ean released his latest album “Light & Shadow” on Nov. 30. The new double album includes 25 pieces recorded during live performances since 2017 in the “Light” side and new pieces in the “Shadow” side.
Renowned accordionist Shim Sung-rak dies at 85
Shim Im-sub, an accordion virtuoso better known by his stage name Shim Sung-rak, died Saturday. He was 85.
Orchestras unveil star-studded 2022 concert line-up
Amid the pandemic entering its third year, Korea's orchestras have recruited foreign conductors as their music directors, roles which have long been held by Korean nationals. Chung Myung-whun, for instance, served at the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO) for nine years since 2006 and Chung Chi-yong served at the Korean Symphony Orchestra for four years since 2018.
Exhibition recognizes Joseon-era Buddhist monk artisans
After reaching its peak with the full-fledged support of the ruling class during the 918-1392 Goryeo period, Buddhism is known to have declined during the 1392-1910 Joseon Kingdom after the new rulers adopted Confucianism as their ideology.
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