KOREAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
KOREAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, Republic of Korea
Monday September 24, 2018 (7.30 pm)
The performance celebrates 60 years of diplomatic relations between
Republic of Korea and Thailand
Part I: 42 mins
Part II: 45 mins
Intermission: 20 mins
Conductor: Chi-Yong Chung
Piano Soloist: Jiyeong Mun
Part I : Bedrich Smetana: Valtava (The Moldau)
Edvard Grieg: Piano Concerto
Part II : Johannes Brahms: Symphony No.1
The Korean Symphony Orchestra will strike up in Bangkok under one of the most sought-after conductors of his generation: Chi-Yong Chung. The performance features acclaimed piano soloist Jiyeong Mun, who is the winner of the Geneva International Competition in 2014 and the Busoni International Competition in Italy in 2015. She has also won the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition in 2009, the Ettlingen International Competition for Young Pianists in Germany in 2012 and the Takamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan in 2014.
The Korean Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1985 and has been credited with elevating Korean symphonic music. It has established itself as Korea’s leading national theatre orchestra, with more than 90 annual performances at home and abroad. Chi-Yong Chung, who is also the Music Director and Chief Conductor of the orchestra, is highly regarded for his vivid interpretations, deep musical insights, strong ensemble leadership, and virtuoso baton technique.