7:30 pm ❘ Thu 14 Jun 2018

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre



Shi-Yeon Sung conductor

Sunwook Kim pianist

Philharmonia Orchestra


Rossini: Overture, William Tell

Grieg: Piano Concerto

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5

“Shi-Yeon Sung has been called "A truly 'fantastique' rendition... If you want to hear something truly original, I'd urge you to catch this dynamic maestro while you can.”
Limelight Magazine

Conductor Shi-Yeon Sung came together with pianist Sunwook Kim for the celebratory closing concert of the Korea/UK 2017-18.

The timeless, towering chords of Grieg's Piano Concerto lead into the turbulence of Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony. In his own words, Tchaikovsky's Symphony marked his 'complete resignation before Fate'. 'Fate' winds unrelenting through each movement, interrupting a love song, cutting in on a waltz and finally taking on the form of a march into the blazing finale.

This concert was presented in partnership with the Philharmonia Orchestra as part of the Korea/UK 2017-18.