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  • [New Movie] Famous pianist Sunwook Kim stars in mystery film, "The Emperor"

    2017/11/18, Source
    I didn't get a chance to catch this at the 22nd Busan International Film Festival, but I do love the idea of the marriage of a professional level pianist with a mystery storyline that explores the powers of music. All of the promotional material emphasizes the film's focus on beauty from the music, to the filming locations, and the director's vision. I'm excited to watch it in theaters,...More
  • [Videos] Pianist Sunwook Kim lends talents to the film "The Emperor"

    2017/11/13, Source
    It's fantastic to see such a wonderful musician like Sunwook Kim become part of the landscape in a thriller like "The Emperor". The making of the film also shows the picturesque locations used and commentary from the director. Also, don't forget to check out the main trailer for this 22nd Busan International Film Festival entrant,...More
  • Pianist Sunwook Kim releases Beethoven sonata album

    2015/11/29, Source
    Pianist Sunwook Kim (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
  • Culture Communication Forum 2012 Invites Global Cultural Leaders to Korea

    2012/09/08, Source
    International cultural leaders are taking a walk through a traditional Korean garden and houses on a rainy September day. More than a dozen cultural opinion leaders from 13 different countries are appreciating the beauty of traditional Korean architecture at this Korea Furniture Museum. Their visit is a part of the three-day "Culture Communication Forum,". organized by the Corea Image Communication Institute,...More
  • 'All Eyes on Korea' campaign launched in London

    2012/06/24, Source
    A passenger looks at a poster for the "All Eyes on Korea" cultural campaign installed at a subway station in London. / Courtesy of Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism By Do Je-hae The London Olympic Games will begin on July 27, but promotions for the 3-month cultural campaign for Korea will begin next week, at the initiative of the U.K. Korean Cultural Center,...More
  • Sustaining, expanding Korean wave

    2012/05/14, Source
    Culture Minister Choe Kwang-shik talks about need to mix the old and new in Korean culture not only to maintain the popularity of"hallyu" or the Korean wave but as a way to reinterpret and update Korean culture during a recent Korea Times interview at this office in Seoul. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul By Do Je-hae Culture Minister Choe Kwang-shik recently handed out copies of "True Colors of Hallyu" (Maekyung Publishing) to all 700 officials of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on April 23. Since taking office in September 2011, Choe has placed the expansion of "hallyu", or the Korean wave, at the forefront of his agenda. By distributing this book, he wants to send a message; this is no time to be complacent about the partial success of hallyu,...More
  • Sunwook Kim, RCO disappoint

    2012/02/27, Source
    The hype for Wednesday's concert was so high that it attracted even A-list movie stars like Jung Woo-sung and Lee Jung-jae on top of the city's usual classical music aficionados and upper crust. But the audience received much less than they were promised. Putting together one of the country's most talented young pianists with arguably the world's greatest orchestra today may have looked like a surefire formula, but the performance - even under the baton of maestro Chung Myung-whun - was a disappointment,...More
  • Steady sellers dominate year's stage calendar
    2009/01/03, Source
    The country's performance arts calendar in the new year may disappoint some fans. Production companies and concert organizers are cautious in their selection of shows with the general trend being to stick with works that have proven ticket-power.

    Nonetheless, there are plenty of performances that,...
  • What's on Cultural Horizon in 2009?
    2008/12/30, Source
    By Han Sang-hee
    Staff Reporter

    The year 2009 is now finally around the corner, and it is about time to prepare for the New Year. The past year was an interesting one, and readers can now preview what is planned in 2009.


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  • Rain Receives Image Award

    2008/02/18, Source
    By Kwon Mee-yoo
    Staff Reporter

    Now world-famous, K-pop singer and actor Rain, 25, is to receive the 2008 Korea Image Stepping Stone Award for promo,...

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