K-Music Festival: Youn Sun Nah + Hyelim Kim & Alice Zawadzki
Youn Sun Nah + Hyelim Kim & Alice Zawadzki
The artist: Youn Sun Nah
One of Korea’s great voices plays a rare London concert. Youn Sun Nah first made her name in France, where Le Monde enthused about her ‘magnificent voice and passionate originality.’ There’s a clear influence of chanson in her performance – whether she’s singing Johnny Cash, Nine Inch Nails, a jazz standard or one of her own terrific songs, she’s always telling a story.
'A style-blending star. A discreet, diminutive vocal giant, Youn Sun Nah keeps insisting on an agenda that's always her own' (Guardian)
The artist: Hyelim Kim & Alice Zawadzki
Korean Hyelim Kim, a superb Daegum (bamboo flute) player, has played with Nils Frahm and Lubomyr Melnyk, literally breathing new life into Korean traditional music. Violinist and vocalist Alice Zawadzki has such ability to compose, perform and improvise across genres, such as jazz and classical, bringing her dramatic voice, warm humour and creative enthusiasm, leading Jamie Cullum to describe her as 'beautiful and uncategorisable – a real force to be reckoned with'
'Her determination to make each number a self-contained art song made this concert- the highlight of the K-Music Korean music and arts festival- a fascinating exercise in contrast and control' (Times)
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