Famous pianist to play at Watergate

A FAMOUS South Korean pianist will perform a free lunchtime concert at The Watergate as part of this year’s Culture Night which takes place on September 21.

A FAMOUS South Korean pianist will perform a free lunchtime concert at The Watergate as part of this year’s Culture Night which takes place on September 21.

The South Korean pianist Young – Choon Park began the study of the piano at the age of four and gave her first recital when she was seven. She played Beethoven Piano No.1 with the Seoul Symphony Orchestra at the age of nine. The young child prodigy studied at the Juillard School in New York and later gained the highest masters degree at the Hochshule in Munich.

Giving over 50 concerts each year in Europe, Scandinavia, South Africa and the United States, she is currently recording the complete Mozart piano concerts for Dechesne World Records in Belgium. Young – Choon also performs with many leading orchestras and makes regular appearances at the host of International Music Festivals. Her technical ability is beyond dispute.

She has been described by the Sunday Times as ‘individually refreshing, while demonstrating real passion and style as well as outstanding technical proficiency’.

As part of Culture Night events, The Watergate Theatre has engaged Young – Choon to play a lunchtime concert Friday September 21st 1.10pm – 2pm. Admission is free but booking is advisible. School groups are welcomed. To book call 056 77 61674.

Culture Night is a Temple Bar Cultural Trust initiative in partnership with the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Kilkenny Local Authorities.