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People #5: Sarah Chang, One of the Most Remarkable Violinists

People #5: Sarah Chang, One of the Most Remarkable Violinists

Violinist Sarah Chang is recognized the world over as one of classical music’s most captivating and gifted performers. One of the most remarkable violinists of any generation, she has matured into a young artist whose musical insight, technical virtuosity, and emotional range continue to astonish. Appearing in the music capitals of Asia, Europe and the […]

People #4: Dong-Hyek Lim, a Gifted South Korean Pianist

People #4: Dong-Hyek Lim, a Gifted South Korean Pianist

Dong-Hyek Lim (born July 25, 1984 in Seoul) is a young South Korean classical pianist. Lim currently studies with Emanuel Ax at the Juilliard School in New York City, and received the Samsung Culture Scholarship and the Ezoe Scholarship. Lim first began to study piano at the age of seven, following in the footsteps of […]

People #3: Jang Dong Gun (Article Courtesy of Koreanfilm.org)

People #3: Jang Dong Gun (Article Courtesy of Koreanfilm.org)

Jang Dong Gun (b. March 7, 1972), who has starred in not one but two record-breaking box office hits, first entered the entertainment world in a talent contest in 1992. He began by acting in TV dramas such as The Last Match, co-starring Shim Eun-ha, and he eventually made his film debut in Repechage (1997) […]

People #2: Melissa Lee – first Korean member in New Zealand’s parliament

People #2: Melissa Lee – first Korean member in New Zealand’s parliament

In the November 2008 parliamentary elections held in New Zealand, the National Party was brought into power, on the backs of a whole host of newly elected members. One of those is Melissa Lee, born in Korea but now a proud New Zealand citizen. On Dec. 9, National Party member Melissa Lee gave her first […]

People #1: Kyung Noh-Hyun, Portrait of an Artist

People #1: Kyung Noh-Hyun, Portrait of an Artist

I was delighted to have been invited to attend the opening day of the Twelfth Solo Exhibition of KYUNG NOH –HYUN at the Korean Craft Museum in the city of Cheong Ju in South Korea on the 2nd of December 2008. The exhibition closed on the 7th of December 2008. KYUNG NOH-HYUN is a South […]

Min-Jung Kym with Philharmonia Orchestra in Barnstaple

Min-Jung Kym with Philharmonia Orchestra in Barnstaple

British pianist Min-Jung Kym has a widely-recognised reputation for her diverse range of styles and repertoire as a soloist, duo and chamber musician. A former Purcell School scholar, Min-Jung made her London solo concert début at the age of twelve with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall. Her numerous prizes and awards […]

Yi(Lee), Chuljin, a Korean Traditional Dancer

Yi(Lee), Chuljin, a Korean Traditional Dancer

Yi(Lee), Chuljin graduated from Seoul Institute of Arts. He completed M.A. degree with the thesis “A Study on the Qualitative Experiences of Korean Traditional Dances: a Phenomenological Analysis” and acquired Ph.D. degree with his dissertation titled “An Analysis on Salpuri Dance in Han, Yeongsuk’s Style: Based on Methodology in the Book of Changes and Palgwae(8 […]

A Veteran Remembers

A Veteran Remembers

27 July was the anniversary of the end of the Korean War in 1953 – a war in which millions died, and which only ended with a ceasefire, Korea remaining divided. Peter Poole served in the war as a member of the Royal Military Police, and agreed to share his recollections of that time. He […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club