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Sat, December 3, 2022 | 15:51
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.
[INTERVIEW] Korean-German pianist Gina Alice Redlinger releases debut album 'Wonderworld'
The 2019 marriage of renowned Chinese pianist Lang Lang made headlines in Korea, as he married Korean-German pianist Gina Alice Redlinger. Since the marriage, she has become better known as the wife of the superstar pianist, as well as a TV star, after appearing on some programs in China following her move there. However, she is a promising pianist and talented musician in he...
[INTERVIEW] Yoido Full Gospel Church vows $84 million for people hurt by pandemic
With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic set to enter its third year, the cries from the poorest of the poor and self-employed people, who were hit harder than any other groups of people, have been desperate as their livelihoods have deteriorated or completely disappeared. The nation's largest church, the Yoido Full Gospel Church, has recently vowed to lend a helping hand to those ...
[INTERVIEW] Metaverse-inspired German play 'Ultraworld' questions meaning of game-like life
“Can virtual reality replace the real world?” Many might think that this metaphysical question arose only with the introduction of new technologies in the 21st century, but actually, it has existed since ancient times, as in the Allegory of the Cave by Greek philosopher Plato.
Pianist Kissin mesmerizes Korean audience again with four encores
“His music reminded me of an encounter with my loved one,” Choi Eun-kyu, a violinist and classical music critic, said after the recital by Russian pianist Evgeny Kissin at the Lotte Concert Hall, Seoul, Monday. Kissin is one of the most popular concert pianists in Korea.
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