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About the Concert
MADE IN PARIS
FRI Sep 7, 2018 20:00 |Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall
Lionel Bringuier, conductor
Chloe Jiyeong Mun, piano
Prokofiev, Symphony No. 4 in C major, Op. 112 *Korean premiere
----------------Intermission 15mins ----------------
Ravel, Piano Concerto in G Major
Gershwin, An American in Paris
Total Duration: 100mins(incl. intermission)
Welcome to 1920s Paris: a vortex of new fashions, forbidden pleasures and bold young artists, all dancing to the red hot rhythms of jazz. It was a place where the young Sergei Prokofiev could take a ballet and transform into a Symphony of iron and steel. Where Maurice Ravel could take Basque folk music, mix it with the Blues, and create a concerto that’s sensuous, stylish, and unmistakably French (Chloe Jiyeng Mun – winner of the 2015 Busoni International Piano Competition – will bring all her flair). And where George Gershwin simply kicked back and penned an irresistibly swinging salute to the City of Light. Maestro Lionel Bringuier is our very own Frenchman in Seoul tonight.
Program Note by Richard Bratby
The overall winner of the Geneva Competition (unanimously awarded First Prize) and the Busoni Competition (first Asian pianist to win First Prize since it began in 1949), Jiyeong Mun – known in the music world as Chloe Mun – seems to be following in the footsteps of Martha Argerich, who won both awards in 1957, launching a brilli...