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Young Korean Musicians In UN Concert

Posted June. 17, 2006 03:09,   


Located in Manhattan, New York, the U.N. Secretariat is a gathering place for diplomats around the world in discussing international issues such as security, poverty, and human rights, and an arena of acute conflicts with the divergence of opinions on various issues.

Korea’s young musicians held a classical music concert here on June 15.

At the performance, held at the conference hall of the Economic and Social Council in the UN Secretariat, pianist Sohn Yeul-eum (20), violinist Kim Hye-jin (21), and cellist Kim Min-ji (27) performed Handel’s Passacaglia and Brahm’s Piano Concerto No.1.

The performers all debuted through the “Kumho Talent Concert,” have won various competitions and are actively performing in Asia, Europe, and the U.S.

Three hundred and fifty people including ambassadors and diplomats around the world attended the concert. They gave a standing ovation and applause for the exemplary performance of Korea’s young classical musicians that have received critical acclaim in the international stage.

The concert was planned as part of an overseas culture diplomacy program by the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and was sponsored by the Kumho Cultural Foundation (Director Park Sam-koo, chairman of the Kumho Asiana Group).

Jong sik Kong kong@donga.com