Korea-Hungary Classical Music Festival, MOM Cultural Center, Now On Until 22 September

  • 2 Aug 2016 9:04 AM
Korea-Hungary Classical Music Festival, MOM Cultural Center, Now On Until 22  September
Two Korean opera singers open the 1st Korea-Hungary Classical Music Festival with famous opera arias and Korean songs. Yunah Lee, performing frequently at the US opera houses, is broadening her stage to Europe. She is thrilling the audience with “handsomely colored full lyric sound”. Jaeheui Kwon, a young tenor based in Italy, is performing at Teatro alla Scala and the Korean National Opera. T

These two lyric singers will deliver the beauty and power of Puccini, Lehar and many other arias with Budafok Dohnányi Zenekar conducted by Gabór Werner. Additionally, you will have chance to hear two popular Korean art songs.Yunah Lee | Jaeheui Kwon | Budafoki Dohnányi Orchestra

22nd September 2016 (Thu) PM 7:00 | MOM Cultural Center - Korean National Choir
Entrance free

The National Chorus of Korea (NCK), the country’s first professional chorus and choral leader, was founded in 1973 in order to pursue the professional and artistic aspects of choral singing. In 2000, the NCK started again as an incorporated foundation and umbrella groups under the Ministry of Culture. The NCK has performed about 60 times annually such as at regular concerts, project concerts, provincial concerts, overseas concerts, special concerts, operas and other performances.


13th September 2016 (Tue) PM 7:30 | Liszt Academy, Grand Hall
Ticket: 1200, 1700, 2800, 3900 HUF

16th September 2016 (Fri) PM 7:00 | Liszt Academy, Solti Hall - Donghyek Lim | Ildikó Szabó | Suyoen Kim
Ticket: 1900 HUF

Dong Hyek Lim, the winner of numerous international competitions, is showing his mature musicality through the recordings and stage performances. His recent Chopin recording was acclaimed by Gramophone magazine as „sitting alongside classic accounts by Argerich, Rubinstein and Cortot without apology”. He supports a Hungarian virtuosic cellist Ildikó Szabó, the winner of Pablo Casals competition, and Suyoen Kim, a violinist who shows thoughtful interpretation of wide repertoire from Bach to Hartmann.

Suyoen opens the concert with solo piece by Isang Yun, the most important Korean composer in the 20th century. The piece composed for his granddaughter demonstrates Asian Yin-Yang concept with western technique. Suyoen and Ildikó shows how Kodály crossed the border of folk music and classical music with his duo piece. Two elegant duo pieces by Schubert follow them. We find the sheer beauty in Violin sonata in D major by young Schubert. Eight years later, he created another kind of spotless artistry for Arpeggione while struggling with his illness.

17th September 2016 (Sat) PM 7:00 | Liszt Academy, Solti Hall - Andrea Meláth | Sunhae Im
Ticket: 1900 HUF

Two female singers met each other for the first time at Stuttgart Opera for Francis Poulenc’s Les Dialogues des Carmelites several years ago. Sunhae Im is mainly performing Baroque repertoire with the conductors such as Rene Jacobs and Philippe Herreweghe, while Andrea Meláth, the recipient of the Liszt prize serves as the Head of vocal faculty in the Liszt Academy, and performs as regular guest singer of Hungarian State Opera and the other famous opera houses in the world.

For the first half, the works by the great composers from two countries are selected. They share their interest in Liszt, and deliver to us folk songs from their homelands. The second part is full of the essential repertoire of Austro-German Lieder.

18th September 2016 (Sun) PM 7:00 | Liszt Academy, Solti Hall - Barnabás Kelemen | Andreas Ottensamer | William Youn
Ticket: 1900 HUF

Barnabás Kelemen, one of the best violinists among his generation, frequently performs with Andreas Ottensamer, the principal clarinet of the Berlin Philharmonic. William Youn, who is completing Mozart Piano Sonatas cycle recording joins two young virtuosi.

Their programme is full of joy through folk music. We will get to know how much classical music has developed with its influence. All of them play two rare pieces for clarinet, violin and piano by two great masters of folk music. Ernő Dohnányi created his Ruralia hungarica with Transylvanian folksongs that had been collected by Kodály and Bartók. Weiner’s two pieces based on folk music is explored by half-Hungarian clarinet virtuoso. Liszt’s contribution to classical music is not confined to his composition and piano playing. He showed how wonderful the transcription can be. William Youn will prove it.

Tickets: www.koreaikultura.hu and www.zeneakademia.hu

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