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Reporter : Park Ji-won
Wed, March 29, 2023 | 16:14
Korean, US progressive Christian groups call for peace treaty, end to Korean War
The National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK) and the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA (NCCCUSA) adopted a joint statement urging the governments of both South Korea and the United States to work towards declaring ...
Steinway Piano Gallery opens in Seoul hoping to expand high-quality piano market
The German-American piano company Steinway & Sons has opened the largest exhibition hall for the instrument in Korea. The Steinway Piano Gallery opened in downtown Seoul in early June, displaying 18 Steinway pianos in the 600-square-meter space.
Korean traditional music lecture program in English to begin in July
The Seoul Donhwamun Traditional Theater is launching a new English-language lecture program providing foreign residents of Korea with practical information about the genres to help raise appreciation of the country's rich musical traditions.
Pianist Cho Seong-jin releases online recording, music video before new Chopin album in August
Pianist Cho Seong-jin will release a recording of Chopin's “Scherzo No. 2,” as well as a music video, via online platforms on Friday, before releasing his new album of Chopin's works in August. The winner of the 17th International Chopin Piano Competition in 2015, he is set to release his next album, titled, “Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 Scherzi,” with Deutsche Grammophon, co...
[INTERVIEW] Priest and Sogang University president translates book on LGBT people to bridge gap
Fr. Sim Jong-hyeok, a Jesuit priest and president of Sogang University, recently translated a book into Korean to help bridge the gap between religious people and sexual minorities. Released in April, the book, titled “Building a Bridge,” introduces actual tips like helpful Bible lines for both religious people and sexual minorities to communicate more effectively with each o...
[INTERVIEW] Traditional music form 'sanjo' embodied in dance
Korean traditional music is often stereotyped as being rigid and bound by rules, allowing little if any room for deviation. But traditional musical genre “sanjo” which literally means “scattered melodies” in Korean, is characterized by improvisational and impromptu rhythms and melodies. In fact, the genre embodies the essence of free-style improvisation more commonly associat...
Violinist Kim Bomsori releases 1st album through Deutsche Grammophon
Violinist Kim Bomsori has released her first album, “Violin on Stage,” on Deutsche Grammophon (DG). In it, she focuses on playing violin arrangements of opera and ballet repertoires since commencing her contract with the label in February.
Play 'SWEAT' may show future of Korea hit by labor, racial issues: director
The Pulitzer-winning play, “SWEAT,” by playwright Lynn Nottage may have played a big role in portraying the realities for American workers and thus questioning the way of living in the Trump era and the modern industrialized world.
Baritone Kim Gi-hoon wins BBC Cardiff Singer competition
Baritone Kim Gi-hoon has won the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition held in the United Kingdom, Saturday, local time. This is the first time that a Korean won the main award at the competition, which started back in 1983. BBC announced that the biennial contest chose Kim as the winner this year. He received 20,000 pounds ($27,623) in prize money and the Cardiff Troph...
Largest traditional music festival to be held offline this year
Yeowoorak Music Festival, the largest gugak-themed music festival, is coming back to in-person events this year after being held online last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.