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Violinist SooBeen Lee to Perform at Kennedy Center on March 4, 2019

Violinist SooBeen Lee has been called “Korea’s hottest violin prodigy” (Hancinema). She has already appeared as soloist with every major Korean orchestra, and in 2019 she will give a recital at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.

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Pianist Aristo Sham Named Winner of Young Concert Artists 2018 KCS Prize

Pianist Aristo Sham has already dazzled audiences on five continents, in countries ranging from Singapore and Argentina, to Slovenia and Morocco, to China and Iceland. Now, Mr. Sham has won First Prize at the 2018 Young Concert Artists International Auditions at the age of twenty-two.

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Pianist Do-Hyun Kim Named Winner of Young Concert Artists 2017 KCS Prize

At the Young Concert Artists auditions in New York in November 2017, pianist Do-Hyun Kim was selected as the winner of the Korean Concert Society Prize. He will perform a KCS-sponsored recital in Washington DC in 2018. Do-Hyun Kim, 22, studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree under the tutelage of Sergei Babayan.

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Pianist Nathan Lee Rescheduled for April 29, 2018 at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater

At the age of 15, Nathan Lee’s budding career has already earned critical praise as well as standing ovations for performances of stunning musical maturity. Nathan won First Prize in the 2016 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, also picking up fourteen performance prizes.

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Pianist Dasol Kim to Perform April 9, 2018 at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater

Korean pianist Dasol Kim brings “a refined artistry of incredible maturity” to his performances (North Germany Review). A sought-after soloist, he has appeared with orchestras including the New York Philharmonic in Seoul, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, the Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Berlin Chamber Orchestra, the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, Concerto Budapest, and the Belgium National Orchestra.

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KCS Prize-Winning Cellist Sang-Eun Lee to Perform Recitals in Washington and New York

Cellist Sang-Eun Lee won the 2014 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and First Prize at the 2014 YCA Auditions in Seoul, Korea. She also won the YCA Korean Concert Society Prize and will appear in her Washington, DC debut recital at the Kennedy Center on November 18, 2015 and at Merkin Hall in New York on December 15, 2015.

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Korean Concert Society Enters Partnership with Young Concert Artists

Korean Concert Society (KCS) has begun partnering with the New York-based organization Young Concert Artists (YCA) to select outstanding young musicians to perform in debut recitals co-presented by KCS and YCA at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.

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French Clarinettist Raphaël Sévère Selected for 2014 Korean Concert Society Prize

KCS has selected French Clarinettist Raphaël Sévère to receive the 2014 Korean Concert Society Prize. He will perform a debut recital at the Kennedy Center in the 2014-15 season. Sévère won the 2013 Young Concert Artists audition and a jury of KCS board members selected him from among the other YCA winners for the prize.

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Pianist Ji Winner of 2013 Korean Concert Society Prize

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KCS selected Korean-born pianist J for the 2013 Korean Concert Society Prize. Ji won the 2012 Young Concert Artists (YCA) audition and a jury of KCS board members selected him from among the other YCA winners for the prize. He performed in a debut Recital at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC on December 3, 2013. Ji was the first artist to win the Korean Concert Society Prize through a new partnership between KCS and YCA.

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Cellist Han Bin Yoon Chosen for 2013 Kennedy Center Debut Recital

Cellist Han Bin Yoon

Korean Concert Society is pleased to announce that cellist Han Bin Yoon, a student of Ralph Kirschbaum in cello performance at the USC Thornton School of Music and a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, has been chosen for the 2013 Kennedy Center Debut Recital.

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