The Korea Times: Korean Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Classic Hero’ concerts feature pianist Sunwoo Ye-kwon and violinist Lim Ji-young
The Korea Times
Korean Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Classic Hero’ concerts feature pianist Sunwoo Ye-kwon and violinist Lim Ji-young
By Anna J. Park
The Korean Symphony Orchestra presents its new concert series “Classic Hero” for audiences this summer. The orchestra tapped two internationally-rising Korean classical stars, pianist Sunwoo Ye-kwon and violinist Lim Ji-young, to play with the orchestra for each concert, slated to perform on July 19 and August 1, respectively.
What the two Korean artists have in common is that they both became the first Korean winners of prestigious international competitions; Pianist Sunwoo won the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, among many of his winning records including the Sendai International Music Competition in 2013 and International German Piano Award in 2015. Violinist Lim also became the first ― and only ― Korean ever to win the Queen Elisabeth Competition in 2015. Both have very active globe-trotting concert schedules, and the two young performers are expected to dazzle Korean audiences with their stellar talent at the concert series.
On July 19, Sunwoo will present Prokofiev’s “Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major” with the Korean Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m. at the Concert Hall in Seoul Arts Center. Following Sunwoo’s performance, the orchestra will play another Russian composer Scriabin’s “Symphony No. 3 in C minor,” titled “The Divine Poem,” under the baton of conductor Chung Chi-yong.
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