World-renowned musicians and greatest orchestras perform in Korea 2022

연합뉴스 / 2022-01-03 16:52:07
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▲ This photo, provided by Credia, shows pianist Lim Dong-hyek. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)


▲ This photo, provided by Lisa-Marie-Mazzucco, shows the violinist Itzhak Perlman. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)


▲ This photo, provided by Lotte Concert Hall, shows Simon Rattle·London Symphony. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)


▲ This photo, provided by Lotte Concert Hall, shows Paris Opera Ballet Etoile Park Se-eun. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)


SEOUL, Jan. 3 (Yonhap) -- The classic music industry, marking its third year of COVID-19, will present a variety of stages with world-renowned artists and orchestras this year.

Last year, the pandemic created challenges for global musicians to perform in Korea but in 2022, a lineup of Korean and international artists is expected to take the stage.

◇ Young Classical Musicians take the stage

Pianist Lim Dong-hyek will release a Schubert album and begin his recital tour in May to commemorate his 20th debut anniversary. Lim and his brother Lim Dong-min will perform a duet in 16 years through the “Credia Classic Club.”.

Cellist Mun Tae-guk and pianist Shin Chang-yong, who were selected as Lotte Concert Hall’s in-house artists, will perform twice, respectively, and Kim Dong-hyun, who won the second prize at George Enescu International Violin Competition in 2016, will perform four times as the Kumho Art Hall Artist in Residence.

Novus String Quartet, which marked its 15th anniversary, will play all the string quartets of Beethoven over June, August, and November, and last year’s Chopin competition winner Bruce Liu and prize winners will hold a gala recital in February.

Tenor John Noh (Oct.), violinist Park Sueye (Nov.), and Jang Yoo-jin (Nov.), violist Richard Yongjae O’Neill (Dec.) are expected to perform.

◇ Perlman·Maisky·Levin to perform in Korea… Lang Lang in February

Itzhak Perlman, a living violinist legend, will hold a solo concert in November and the world’s leading violinist Gidon Kremer will perform Schubert’s "Winterreise." Maurizio Pollini will open his first recital in Korea in May and the greatest pianist Krystian Zimerman will perform in Feb. and cellist Mischa Maisky will take the stage in May.

Master Pianist Robert Levin (May), a legendary Beethoven player Rudeol Buchbinder (Jun.), Paik Kun-woo (Oct.), and Eliso Virsaladze (Nov.), will also perform in S. Korea.

Star pianist Lang Lang will hold a piano recital in South Korea for the first time in six years and play Bach’s "Goldberg Variations."

World greatest conductors to lead orchestra stages

The Metropolitan Orchestra, which is in charge of the stage of the world’s top opera theater, the New York Metropolitan Opera, will perform in Korea for the first time in June. Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato will perform an ensemble.

The London Symphony Orchestra, led by one of the renowned conductors Simon Rattle, will stage in October with pianist Cho Seung-jin, while France's representative Orchestre National de Metz (Apr.) and Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg (Dec.) will begin their tour in Korea.

Orchestras including Jaap van Zweden’s New York Philharmonic Orchestra (Jul.), Paavo Järvi’s Estonian Festival Orchestra (Sep.), and Robin TIcciati’s Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin (Nov.) will meet Korean audiences this year.

The KBS Symphony Orchestra's chief conductor, Pietari Inkinen will present repertoires under the themes of Sibelius and violin through a total of six regular concerts. Chung Myung-whun, Dmitry Kitaenko, and Yoel Levi, conductors who lead the KBS Symphony Orchestra will also take the stage.

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Osmo Vänskä, will take the stage with Mozart, Sibelius, and Mahler in the first half of next year and David Reiland, the music director of the Korean Symphony Orchestra will meet Korean audiences with his inaugural concert, “Towards the light” (translated).

◇ Paris Opera Ballet’s Park Se-eun to perform in Korea

World top ballet, Paris Opera Ballet’s Etoile (star dancer) Park Se-eun will present a delicate and elegant performance with etoiles who will come to Korea together for “Paris Opera Ballet, 2022 Etoile Gala” in July.

Russia’s St Petersburg Ballet Theatre will perform in September. The prima ballerina Irina Kolesnikova will present masterpieces including “Swan Lake” a key work of classical ballet, and “La Bayadère."

The Korean National Ballet will stage “Jewels,” as its 60th-anniversary work, and Frederick Ashton’s “La Fille mal gardee,” Edward Clug’s “Ssss…,” William Forsythe’s “ArtifactⅡ,” and Uwe Scholz’s “The Seventh Symphony.”

The Korea National Opera which marked its 60th anniversary will premiere Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpieces “Attila” and “Vespri Siciliani,” and stage “Prince Hodong.”



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