One of the supreme violinists of the last 50 years, Kyung Wha Chung returns to the Royal Festival Hall for her first UK appearance in over a decade. After recent triumphs in her native Korea and in China, Chung is set to electrify London once again.
Her dazzling and probing artistry has made her one of classical music's most acclaimed performers. Lauded for her passion, her musicality and the intense excitement that she brings to her performances, Chung's uniquely expressive interpretations of the violin literature have established her as an artist of the very highest stature.
In her long career, Kyung Wha Chung has appeared regularly as a soloist with the world's most prestigious orchestras, working with top conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Sir Simon Rattle, André Previn, Bernard Haitink, Riccardo Muti and Sir Georg Solti. As a recitalist, she has collaborated with an extraordinary list of important artists including Radu Lupu, Krystian Zimerman, Peter Frankl and Itamar Golan and as a member of the Chung Trio, with her brother, conductor/pianist Myung-Whun Chung, and her sister, cellist Myung Wha Chung.
Kevin Kenner’s artistry was recognized throughout the world by three prestigious awards: the top prize at the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw, the International Terrence Judd Award in London, and the bronze medal at the Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow. In the years leading up to those remarkable accomplishments, he won prizes at the Van Cliburn International Competition (Fort Worth, 1989) and the Gina Bachauer International Competition (Salt Lake City, 1988).
“She's a star who radiates a constant light. Though younger players may flair to greater magnitudes, she remains, with a handful of famous names, like a fixed constellation among comets, meteors and other nine- days wonders.” The Independent
He has been praised as “one of the finest American pianists to come along in years” (Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune), “one of the best performance I have ever heard in the concert hall of all four of Chopin's Ballades” (Adrian Jack, Independent) and The Financial Times described Kenner as “a player of grace, subtle variety and strength”.
- Sonata for Violin and Keyboard No 27 in G
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
- Sonata for Violin and Piano No 1 in F minor
- Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
- Chaconne from Partita No 2 in D minor for solo violin
- Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
- Sonata for Violin and Piano in A
- César Franck (1822-1890)