2 parts by 50 minutes
Piano Concerto in F sharp minor, оp. 20
Symphony No. 3 in E♭ major, Op. 55, (“Eroica”)
Eun Hwa Cho (South Korea)
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Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra
Dong-Hyek Lim, piano (South Korea)
Woongsik Kim, janggu (South Korea)
Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra is nicknamed “Asian Diamond”. This is one of the oldest Korean orchestras that won worldwide recognition.
Founded in 1948, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra had hard times to begin with. 1950, due to war, it even had to cease its activities, though within couple of months there was a comeback under the moniker “Marina Symphony Orchestra”. And it was only in 1957, for years after the end of the war, it was reborn as Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, now with the status of State music collective.
In 1965, the orchestra tour abroad for the first time – in Japan. Tours in South Asia, USA, and Europe followed. In 1988, the orchestra performed at the opening of Olympic Games in Seoul. The real rise in creativity is connected with maestro Myung-whun Chung, who became orchestra’s art director and chief conductor in 2005. One of the most in-demand conductors of the world, Myung-whun Chung elevated the orchestra to the international level. The cast was renewed, as well as repertoire; all the symphonies of Beethoven and Bruckner, as well as symphonies and concerts of Brahms, were included in the repertoire. In 2011, the orchestra was signed to Deutsche Grammophon to record and release more than ten albums within five years. Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra pays great attention to contemporary music. The Los Angeles Times writes that “among Asian orchestras Seoul Philharmonic is the champion in playing new music”.
In “Zaryadye”, the orchestra will be conducted by Markus Stenz, the chief conductor of The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. Brilliant and subtle musician, he holds the post of resident conductor of Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra since 2017.