Korean Cultural Centre organized classical concert, 'Liederabend' at FICCI Auditorium

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  • (1888PressRelease) April 24, 2016 - The evening was filled with harmony adorning the presence of critically acclaimed Austrian pianist, Helmut Deutsch and the well renowned South Korean soprano singer, Sooyeon Lee. The event wasgraced by H.E. Cho Hyun, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to India and Kim KumPyoung - Director Korean Cultural Centre, India.The show comprised of a classical juncture of the two musicians from the different realms of music industry, which produced an indepth compose of musical symmetry.

    H.E. Cho Hyun said that the concert has come up as an opportunity to showcase our Indian friends the contemporary Korean culture here in Delhi. Cultural exchange constitutes an important aspect of Korea's engagement with the world. Korea has been continuously striving to expand its traditional art and culture internationally to develop mutual understanding and forge friendship.Through regular hosting of cultural Indians and Koreans will become familiar with each other's unique and beautiful culture and traditions. This will obviously strengthen cultural bonds, enhance mutual understanding, enrich friendship and take bilateral ties between the two countries to newer heights.

    Kim KumPyoung - Director Korean Cultural Centre said thanked all the delegates, media dignitaries and audience for their presence which is helping in building the Indo - Korean Relation.

    The function witnessed the presence of many diplomats from across the world, such asH.E. Mr. Hatem Tageldin - Ambassador of Egypt, H.E. Mr. Tovar da Silva Nunes - Ambassador of Brazil, Ambassador of Poland - H.E. Mr. Tomasz Lukaszuk and Madam Maria, Ambassador of the Republic of Angola - H.E. Mr. Manuel Eduardo Bravo, Ambasasdor of the Czech Republic to India - H.E. Mr. Milan Hovorka, Ambassador of Guatemala - H.E. Mr. Georges de La Roche and wife, Mrs. Alice Mary Newton, Charge d' Affaires, Zambia High Commission - Mr. Sikapale Henry Chinzewe, Ambassador of the Lao PDR - H.E. Mr. SouthamSakonhninbom and more than 500 audience.

    The program witnessed the famous music compositions of various prolific and influential composers of the classicalera encompassing Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,Franz Schubert, Richard Strauss andGustav Mahler.Ms. Sooyeon Lee performed 'New Arirang' by Dongjin Kim, which is a quintessential Korean folk song and is considered as the unofficial national anthem of South Korea.

    Helmut Deutsch is a globally eminent Austrian Classical Pianist, specialized in chamber music. He taught piano, composition and musicology at Vienna Music Academy and was awarded the Vienna Composition Prize in 1967. He began his career as an accompanist working with Irmgard Seefried, and Hermann Prey for more than twelve years. He was the professor for lied interpretation and performance at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Munich from 1986 until 2011 and is the guest professor there and several other German Universities in duration. He provided master classes throughout Europe and Japan and is a juror at the 'BCC Cardiff Singer of the World' competition. Deutsch performed in recitals at the Salzburg Festival and indulged in many collaborative recordings which include the complete vocal works of Johannes Brahms.

    Korean Soprano singer, Sooyeon Lee graduated with distinction from the University of Music and Performing Arts, where she obtained a Master's degree in opera under Beverly Blankenship and Peter Marschik. She secured the second position including the viewers' choice at the 2015 ARD Singing competition wherein she performed with the BayerischerRundfunk Orchestra. She joined the ensemble of Staatstheater Oldenburg for the 2016-17 season and will be heard during the season as Dew Fairy, Marie, Woglinde and Frasquita. Ms. Lee has won numerous competitions, including The Berlin International Music Competition, The Gian Battista Viotti Competition, Pavarotti Giovani Awards, Beaumarchais International Music Competition in Vienna and the International Mozart Competition in Salzburg. She sang 'Brahms' "Liebesliederwalzer" in a lunch concert with the Berlin Philharmonic.

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