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Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra with Sunwook Kim, piano

Cadogan Hall5 Sloane Terrace, London, Greater London, SW1X 9DQ, United Kingdom
Dates/times in London time zone
Thursday 27 October 202219:30
Performers
Osmo VänskäConductor
Sunwook KimPiano
Seoul Philharmonic

A tour-de-force concerto that will leave you breathless, Tchaikovsky’s romantic piano concerto opens this inaugural visit from the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra with soloist Sunwook Kim.

Sunwook came to international recognition when he won the prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition in 2006 (aged just 18) becoming the competition’s youngest winner for 40 years.

The energetic and poetic, seven-minute Frontispiece for orchestra by Unsuk Chin (the dazzlingly original musical mind behind the opera Alice in Wonderland) precedes what many consider the ultimate fairy-tale ballet score, Stravinsky’s The Firebird Suite.

The Firebird Suite confirms without doubt that this orchestra, under Music Director Osmo Vänskä, delivers powerful performances on concert platforms across the globe, earning acclaim and supporters wherever they go.

‘Vänskä isn’t only about meticulous preparation. In concert he’s a wiry dynamo: lean, whippy and indefatigably energetic. His interpretations are the same. He never stops probing and pushing.’ (The Times on Osmo Vänskä)

Part of Cadogan Hall's Zurich International Orchestra Series 2022-23

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