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Pianist Kim Sun-wook releases Beethoven sonata album

Source | 2015/11/29 | | Permalink

Pianist Kim Sun-wook (27) has released his first solo album through Accentus, a German label, which includes two Beethoven piano sonatas, Op.53 Waldstein and Op.106 Hammerklavier. The album was recorded in June at Jesus Christ Church in Berlin, which is a well-known recording site. Famous conductor Herbert von Karajan and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra also have done their recordings there.

Kim gave a complete cycle of Beethovens sonatas at Seoul LG Art Center in 2012 and 2013. "The two sonatas in the album are the ones I have played the most on stages, and those I can entirely perform with my own style, he said...More

Samsung chief's daughter Lee Seo-hyun to deliver speech at an int'l event

Source | 2015/11/29 | | Permalink

Lee Seo-hyun, second daughter of Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Kun-hee and CEO of Samsung Corporation, will be delivering a keynote speech at the 2016 Cond Nast International Luxury Conference in Seoul next April. This marks her first official external activity. Launched in April this year in Florence, Italy, the inaugural conference offers the opportunity to network with leading figures of the global luxury industry, and provides a platform from which to engage with pending luxury issues...More

Pres. Park to attend Climate Change summit in Paris on Sunday

Source | 2015/11/29 | | Permalink

President Park Geun-hye will take on a tour to Paris and Prague just six days after an overseas tour for multilateral meetings. She will be traveling from Sunday to Friday next week.

Park will attend the U.N. Climate Change Conference and other events while visiting Paris for three days from Sunday. At the summit, which will bring together more than 140 heads of state or top officials, President Park will explain Koreas goal for greenhouse gas reduction, under which it aims to cut emission by 37 percent compared with business as usual (BAU) in 2030. She will visit UNESCO for the first time as a Korean president on next Tuesday, and deliver a special speech. In Paris, the epicenter of recent terror attacks, she will also hold discussions to counter terrorism...More

[HanCinema's Korea Joa] Interview with Sistar with Video

2015/11/28 | | Permalink

HanCinema's correspondent Lisa Espinosa got to sit down with super girl group Sistar on October 7, 2015. These ladies, Dasom, Bora, Hyorin, and Soyou, have had a big year. They released their fifth mini-album "Shake It" on June 22, 2015 and proceeded to shake up the stage at KCON LA two weeks later. Check out the interview to see what the four ladies of Starship Entertainment had to say about acting and rehearsing...More

[HanCinema's Korea Joa] Korean Folk Village

2015/11/28 | | Permalink

The day that Korea Joa 2015 visited Korean Folk Village (한국민속촌) was wonderfully sunny without suffering from the sun's heat. It was the ideal day to walk around and attempt to see all of the 243 acres of land where Joseon era homes, businesses, goods, food, and drink are preserved and reproduced for the modern day public. Despite modern-day amenities like Baskin Robbins 21 and vending machines, the spirit of the Village remains in tact and it is exactly that spirit that captured members of Korea Joa 2015...More

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