2019 Isang Yun Competition
2019-11-01 18:07:34

2019 Isang Yun Competition 관련이미지

Isangyun competition 2019(discipline-Piano) will be held from 26th of October to 3rd of November to commemorate Isang Yun’s music and to discover and foster the new promising musicians.


Isangyun competition hosted by TIMF and under supervision of Gyeonsangnam-do, Tong yeong city and MBC gyeongnam was granted entry into WFIMC since its foundation in 2003 and was ranked the first in the evaluation of ministry of culture, sports and tourism three times in total.


The winners receive 69million won in total prize money.

Isang Yun special prize is given to the winner who plays ‘interrudium A’ the best and Seongyawng Park special prize is given to the promising Korean winner. Also Unesco special prize will be given to the player who earns the most rapturous applause from the audiences.

In addition, the winners will have the opportunities to play in the concert hall of Tong Yeong city in the future as well.


154 participants from 19 countries applied to the competition and 27 participants from 6 counties were qualified at the preliminary round.


The qualifiers should play the piano sonata by Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven, ‘5 pieces for piano’ by Isang Yun and ‘Interudium A by Isang Yun.

Tongyeong International Music Festival 2019
2019-03-11 17:38:55

Tongyeong International Music Festival 2019 관련이미지

It’s that time of year again!- the cherry blossom! Here comes the Tongyeong International Music Festival in this beautiful spring time, taking place from March 29. to April 7 this year.


The them of the 2019 festival is Destiny, celebrating Beethoven’s legacy one year prior to the 250th anniversary of his birthday 2020.


This year’s festival begins with the concert of Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, performing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, followed by Heinz Holliger’s Ostinato Funebre(Asian Premiere), and Sergei Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.3 played by Pianist, Behzod Abduraimov under the leadership of Michael Sanderling. The Lucerne Symphony Orchestra will also perform Angel in Flames, Memento with Epilogue(1994) of Isang Yun and a German Requiem Op.45 of Johannes Brahms the next day.


Toshio Hosokawa’s Opera The Maiden from the Sea(Futari Shizuka) will be on the stage for the festival. This opera is a fascinating story in combination of Japan’s classical musical drama Noh and the Western classical opera. The opera will be presented in cooperation with Soprano Sarah Wegnener, Noh singer & dancer Ryoko Aoki, Flutist Yubeen Kim, and TIM Ensemble conducted by Shi-yeon Sung.


As a composer in residence 2019, Toshio Hosokawa’s Voyage V(2001), Landscape I(1992), Blossoming(2007), Fragmente II(2003), Drawing(2004) will have their Korean premieres at the Tongyeong Concert Hall.


Artists such as Mischa Maisky, Lucerne Symphony Soloists, Fabergé Quintet, Zagreb Soloists, Los Romeros, and Hong Kong New Music Ensemble also visit and perform at the Tongyeong Concert Hall. The exciting duo of Harpist Xavier de Maistre and castanetist Lucero Tena is expected to fascinate the audience with Spain music.


This year’s edition of the festival is full of opportunities of experiencing new music. Music pieces such as Three Pieces(1992) of Frank Zappa, Passacaglia(2018) of Efrain Oscher, Rumbach for J.S.(2017) of Gonzalo Grau have their Asian premieres.


Concerto for Geomungo and Ensemble(2019) of Donald Reid Womack commissioned by TIMF, and Poids(2018/19) of Daniel Lo have their World Premieres at the Tongyeong Concert Hall. Also, music of young composers selected for the Asian Composers Showcase will be performed by Hong Kong New Music Ensemble.


Arditti Quartet and Yubeen Kim present the World premiers of Yang Song’s Scattered View(2019) commissioned by Goethe Institut, and Jakub Jankowski’s New work(2019) commissioned by TIMF. Jakub Jankowski’s other works such as Offertorium(2014) and Cello Sonata ‘Aspects of Return’ will be presented as well. Born in Adelaide, Australia, he is a composer in residence in 2019 along with Toshio Hosokawa for this year’s festival.


Tongyeong Festival Orchestra will perform Isang Yun’s Fluktuationen(1964), Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto, and Richard Strauss’ Death and Transfiguration Op. 21 under the conductor of Alexander Liebreich. TFO will close the 9-day-music festival with Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No.3 and Richard Wagner’s Opera Die Walküre Act I.



Tongyeong International Music Festival 2018 –Returning Home
2018-01-11 09:59:06

Tongyeong International Music Festival 2018 –Returning Home 관련이미지

The 2018 Tongyeong International Music Festival to be held from 30. March to 8. April will feature an exciting array of artists and ensembles, presenting a music program encompassing a wide range of style from works by Monteverdi to Wolfgang Rihm.


With the theme of “Returning Home”, Bochum Symphony Orchestra led by American conductor Steven Sloane will open the festival with Chung Kyung Wha.


The 2017 Van Cliburn Competition winner Sunwoo Yekwon will present a recital, and a chamber concert together with the Czech Bennewitz Quartet, which will perform two programs including the first String Quartet by Isang Yun.


The Tongyeong Festival Orchestra will return together with conductor Christoph Eschenbach, violinist Midori and pianist Tzimon Barto in two programs with music by Leonard Bernstein, Wolfgang Rihm, Unsuk Chin, and Antonin Dvorak.


In addition, Ludger Engels, German stage director and well known to the Tongyeong audience from the 2013 production “Semele Walk”, will present an exciting new production based on “ll ritorno d’Ulisse in patria” by Claudio Monteverdi, featuring Korean musicians alongside Ensemble kaleidoskop.


With “Returning home”, the Tongyeong International Music Festival 2018 will focus on the meaning of “home” on the essence of what it means to “return home”; and in a wider sense on the significance of a cultural identity in todays ever-globalised society. And of course we will celebrate our own “home”- the city of Tongyeong, its musical artistry and its natural beauty.

Rainer Küchl Violin Recital
2018-01-11 09:39:20

Rainer Küchl Violin Recital 관련이미지

Rainer Küchl served as a Concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic and Vienna State Opera for 45 years. Ever since he was appointed as the concertmaster at the age of 20, he has played with all the great conductors of our time including Leonard Bernstein, Herbert von Karajan, and Georg Solti. After retiring from the position in 2016, he teaches music as well as performs in a variety of solo and chamber music concerts.

He appears at the stage of Tongyeong Concert hall with music of Mozart, Beethoven, Vieuxtemps, Tchaikovsky, and Sarasate.


Date : 2018. 01. 20.

Time : 17:00

Venue : Tongyeong Concert Hall

Program (100 minute)

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart/ Violin Sonata No. 35 in A Major, K.526

- Ludwig van Beetoven/ Violin Sonata No. 7 in C Minor ‘Eroica’, Op.30/2


- Henri Vieuxtemps/ Fantasia Appassionata Op.35

- Pyotr llyich Tchaikovsky/ Valse- scherzo in C Major

- Pablo de Sarasate/ Fantasy on Bizet’s Carmen, Op.25


Inquiry : 055-650-0400

Ticket price : A 30,000 B 20,000

2018 TIMF Academy
2018-01-11 09:36:44

2018 TIMF Academy <Rainer Küchl Violin Masterclass> 관련이미지

In cooperation with Universities, international ensembles, and its partners, TIMF offers opportunities for participants from all over the world to study with world-class faculty and renown artists for free. Masterclasses, big part of TIMF Academy, have been held on a regular basis.


The 2018 TIMF academy Rainer Küchl Violine Masterclass is held from 20 January to 25 January at Tongyeong Concert Hall.


Rainer Küchl combines a career as principal concert master of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra for 45 years with solo and chamber music concerts as well as teaching. Pianist Hiroshi Kato joins the master class and the student recital as an accompanist.


Free tuition for a week of individual lessons, free accommodation with breakfast and accompanist are provided for the 8 selected participants. The Academy opens with Rainer Küchl’s Violin Recital and ends with the students recital, which highlights the finale of the course.


 2018 TIMF Academy Rainer Küchl Violine Masterclass

Dates Saturday, 20 January Arrival & Orientation 15:00/ Recital for Küchl 17:00

         Sunday, 21 January  Lessons

         Monday, 21 January   Lessons

         Tuesday, 23 January  Lessons

         Wednesday, 24 January   Lessons

         Thursday, 25 January   Lessons and Student Recital 19:30

         Friday, 26 January   Return

        ※ Accompanist of the masterclass and recitals : Hiroshi Kato


All masterclasses are open to public. Those who want to experience this special music learning scene are welcomed to visit Tongyeong Concert Hall.