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Reporter : Park Ji-won
Tue, December 6, 2022 | 03:40
[INTERVIEW] Pianist Kim Dae-jin, president of K-Arts behind Koreans winning of global music competitions
Korea is now known as one of the leading countries in terms of having the largest number of winners of international competitions. Statistics show that Korean musicians won 150 top prizes in the World Federation of International Music Competitions-approved tournaments over the last 60 years as of 2017.
Seoul International Buddhism Expo kicks off with sustainable living theme
The Seoul International Buddhism Expo will be held both online and in person, from today until Nov. 14, on the theme of sustainable living.
Monthly ticket sales for theater performances recover to pre-pandemic levels
Aggregate ticket sales for musicals, plays, classical concerts and other performances reached 30.3 billion won ($25.7 billion) in October, according to the data from the Korea Performing Arts Box Office Information System (KOPIS), for the first time in about 21 months, since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Criteria for designating treasures set to change
The criteria for selecting treasures for government-recognized status will be redefined starting from Nov. 19. The Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) said it partially revised the rules on designation of treasures and national treasures under the Cultural Heritage Protection Act, which was enacted in January 1962. Currently, the law stipulates that items can be designated...
US violinist Karisa Chiu wins ISANGYUN Competition
Tongyeong International Music Foundation (TIMF) said its jury selected violinist Karisa Chiu from the United States as the winner of the ISANGYUN Competition 2021 in South Gyeongsang Province, Saturday.
19th-century pavilion in Korean royal palace restored by artisans
There is a mysterious pavilion in the back garden of Gyeongbok Palace located in north-central Seoul that originally nobody knew when exactly it was built. Named the Hyangwonjeong Pavilion, literally meaning “the pavilion where the fragrance spreads afar,” the two-level hexagonal construction was thought to have been built in the 4,605 square-meter Hyangwonji Pond between 186...
Early Joseon-era metal movable type blocks unveiled to public
Up to 1,755 excavated artifacts, including the oldest existing movable metal type print blocks made in the Joseon era (1392-1910), at around 1434, will be unveiled to the public in the National Palace Museum of Korea.
David Reiland appointed artistic director of Korean Symphony Orchestra
The Korean Symphony Orchestra (KSO) appointed Belgian conductor David Reiland as its seventh artistic director, replacing outgoing Chung Chi-yong and serving starting from January 2022 for the next three years, the orchestra said.
'Symbol of citizen diplomacy' Dr. Billy Kim wins award
Dr. Billy Kim, the chairman of the Far East Broadcasting Company Korea (FEBC-Korea), received an annual diplomacy award in Seoul, Friday, for his role in enhancing Korea's image via cultural and aid activities in the United States and other countries.
State-run theater company launches online streaming platform
The National Theater Company of Korea (NTCK) has opened a streaming service platform, Online Theater, to reach out to a broader audience including the disabled. Its artistic director said Monday that NTCK aims to mimic the U.K.'s National Theater Live, which broadcasts via satellite live performances of its productions to cinemas and arts centers around the world.
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