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PyeongChang Winter Music Festival

Artistic DirectorsMyung-Wha Chung

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Kyung-Wha Chung
It is with a mix of awe and wonder that we feel the whole world coming our way to celebrate the 2018 Winter Games. We are excited to share the gift of music one last time before the Olympics in a series of concerts in Seoul and Gangwon Province as we have over the last 14 summers at PyeongChang. It has been a glorious adventure as musicians from around the world have come to the majestic mountain site at Alpensia to share the joy of music with audiences both in live performances and through the radio and television broadcasts on KBS. The beginnings were humble, but our horizons grew as the Convention Center was created; then the Concert Hall and finally the Music Tent. Students who came to us from around the world have gone on to major conservatories and careers in music. Then two years ago we added a winter edition of classical music and jazz held in February. We share the excitement of our nation at this singular moment and hope audiences will join us as we host the world with musical moments to add to the memories of the sports moments which are coming within a matter of days. We have already hosted performances in some of the music capitals of the world and rejoice in the opportunity to bring unique performances home for Korean audiences to enjoy. As the PyeongChang Music Festival began as the Great Mountains Festival, it was only a dream that the fruits of our labors might be the international festival that has grown to this remarkable moment. In many ways, the 2018 winter festival reflects the philosophy and musical excellence that have guided us from the beginning. We have assembled top singers and a conductor from Russia’s Mariinsky Opera, dancers from Korea, USA and Spain, and string and keyboard players from many countries. Artistic Director Myung-Wha Chung joins Korea’s foremost traditional Pansori singer, Sook-Sun Ahn, in a newly commissioned piece dedicated to the Olympic games. The two concerts in Seoul will be marathon sessions of chamber music and dance (Jan. 30) and operatic arias and choruses (Jan. 31). Maestro Pavel Smelkov leads the Korean Symphony Orchestra in two marathon operatic gala concerts featuring top singers of the Mariinsky Opera. In the final concert on Lunar New Year on Feb. 16, Artistic Director Kyung-Wha Chung and pianist Yeol Eum Son will play with TIMF Orchestra leaded by Shi-Yeon Sung in Gangneung. We express our thanks to all of our musicians and students and faithful audiences and legislators and arts council supporters who have brought us over the years to this moment for all to enjoy. And, again, we do hope that our music will add to the many memories that we will share of Winter 2018.


Myung-Wha Chung & Kyung-Wha Chung
Artistic Directors
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