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Shi-Yeon Sung Leads the LA Phil

Sun / May 2, 2021 - 2:00PM

A celebration of contemporary Korean artists and music



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About this Performance

Due to the continuing COVID-19 crisis, all LA Phil concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall have been canceled through December 31, 2020. 

Tickets to this event are not available at this time.

While this concert has not yet been canceled, we know that everything from seating configurations to which artists are able to travel will be impacted by the pandemic. If the LA Phil is permitted to stage live events in early 2021, tickets will go on sale at least four weeks before the first concert. Visit this page for the latest updates and to learn more.


As the centerpiece of the 10-day Seoul Festival curated by acclaimed composer Unsuk Chin, Shi-Yeon Sung leads the LA Phil in three concerts featuring star Korean performers and composers. Sunwook Kim, who The Guardian said has the ability “to grasp every single nuance in the score with poise and natural ease,” will perform Brahms First Piano Concerto. That’s the same piece he played in the finals of the prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition at age 18, catapulting him into an international spotlight with a first place finish. With three programs over three nights, each concert of the weekend also features multiple U.S. and world premieres with a selection of music from respected Korean composers like Isang Yun and Sukhi Kang as well as leading new voices in the Korean classical world, such as Joo Wan Park and Texu Kim. 

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