Korean musicians present western classical musicErshad Kamol
Korean classical musicians performed on Wednesday at a concert held at the residence of the Korean ambassador as part of the celebrations of the 40 years of diplomatic tie between Bangladesh and the Republic of Korea.
Four Korean musicians, who took training in Italy and the US, along with a Russian pianist presented western and western-influenced Korean classical music at the programme.
The concert began with a trio presentation in which flutist Lee So Young, cellist Pae Su Hi and pianist Boris Kraljevic created a soothing sound while presenting E Morricone’s composition Gabriel’s Oboe.
Subsequently, a coloratura soprano Park Hung Hee, who won many awards in Europe, appeared onstage and gave a brilliant presentation of Je te veux” (French for I want you) is a song composed by Erik Satie to a text by Henry Pacory and a western influenced Korean classic New Arirang composed by Kim Dong-Jin.
Next was internationally acclaimed Korean tenor Kang Moo Lim who gave a soulful presentation of another western influenced Korean song titled Boribat composed by Park Hwa-Mok followed by S Cardillo’s classic Core ‘ngrato with his high pitched voice modulation.
Then again the trio of flute, piano and cello took the stage and gave brilliant performance on G Rossini’s La Serenata and CM Weber’s classic Romance.
The audience also enjoyed a duet by flutist Lee So Young and soprano Sung Hee who presented F Mendelssohn’s composition titled On wing’s of song. They were followed by cellist Pae Su Hi’s presentation of a sonata composed by FP Schubert.
Pianist Boris Kraljevic played brilliant solo on F Chopin’s composition before an intermation.
They also played classics composed by the master musicians including Mozart, Puccini, Keisler, Verdi, A Adam and Caccini. An Irish folk composition was also performed at the concert.
Information minister Hasanul Haque Inu was the chief guest of the programme.
Welcoming the guests, Korean ambassador Lee Yun-Yong said, ‘Korean rap Gangnam style is already very popular in Bangladesh.’
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