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Elder Masters` Impressive Stage

Posted May. 13, 2001 10:55,   


Kim Won-Bok, 93 year-old pianist, Park Min-Jong, Korea`s first violinist, and Hwang Byung-Duk, the pioneer of Korean opera...

The 13 senior musicians, who are over 70 years old, took the stage in the `Great Teacher and Great Love` concert in Concert Hall, Seoul Arts Center (SAC), at 7: 30, May 21st.

A vocal quartet consisting of Hwang Byung-Duk, Cho Sang-Hyun, Oh Hyun-Myung and Ahn Hyung-Il sings famous repertories such as ``Nangmyun``. Kim Won-Bok performs the arranged version of Johann Strauss`s opera `the Bat`, etc.

The rehearsal place was full of energy with old masters` enthusiasm.

Kim Won-Bok impressed his disciples with his smooth texture. Jung Jin-Woo was satisfied with their collaborative play when practicing Tchaikovsky’s piano trio with Park Min-Jong and Won Yong-Sung. Soprano Hwang Young-Geum said that ``this might be the last performance of my life. It is so grateful to have a chance to share the enthusiasm of our generation with the young generation.``

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