[EVENT ALERT] A Classical Evening with Sooyeon Lee and Helmut Deutsch, Liederabend!

Upcoming classical concert by world famous Austrian pianist Helmut Deutsch and South Korean Soprano Sooyeon Lee!

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Classical music fans and yes! K-Culture fans in Delhi (NCR), here’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience and enjoy a refreshing classical evening with the world renown Austrian pianist Helmut Deutsch and South Korean Soprano Sooyeon Lee on 21st April, 2016!

The evening promises brilliant performances with the powerful collaboration of the two renowned artist.

The anticipated Classical concert is brought to you by Korean Cultural Centre India. The event will be graced by His Excellency Mr. Cho Hyun, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to India. Details of the event are as mentioned below

Date: 21st April, 2016
Time: 7:00pm (Seating by 6:45pm)
Venue: FICCI Auditorium, Mandi House, New Delhi
Entry: FREE
(Seating on First Come First Serve Basis)

For more information on the event, you can visit the official page of Korean Cultural Centre India HERE

Short profile of the artists:

Ms. Sooyeon Lee, is the second prize and audience prize winner of the 2015 ARD Gesangwettbewerb, where she performed with the Bayerischer Rundfunk orchester. For the 2016/17 season Sooyeon Lee joins the ensemble of Staatstheater Oldenburg, and will be heard during that season as Dew Fairy (Hänsel und Gretel), Marie (La Fille du Regiment), Woglinde (Rheingold) and Frasquita (Carmen). South Korean Soprano Sooyeon Lee graduated with distinction from the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien, where she obtained a Master‘s degree in opera under Beverly Blankenship and Peter Marschik. Upon graduation, she continued her studies under Gabriele Fontana and Edith Lienbacher. In addition to her recent awards at the ARD Gesangwettbewerb, Ms. Lee has won numerous other competitions, including the Berlin International Music Competition, The Gian Battista Viotti Competition, Pavarotti Giovani Awards, Beaumarchais International Music Competition in Vienna and the International Mozart Competition in Salzburg.

Her stage appearances include Gilda in Verdi‘s Masterpiece Rigoletto in Korea, and Adele in J. Strauß‘ operetta Die Fledermaus at the Schlosstheater Schönbrunn. Other roles while at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst include Olympia (Les Contes d‘Hoffmann), Königin der Nacht (Die Zauberflöte), and Musetta (La Bohème). At a lunch concert with the Berlin Philharmonic, she sang Brahms‘ „Liebesliederwalzer“.

In November 2014 she gave a solo concert as a Keumho Young Artist in South Korea.

Helmut Deutsch, Piano Helmut Deutsch ranks among the finest, most successful and in-demand song recital accompanists of the world. He was born in Vienna, where he studied at the Conservatory, the Music Academy and the University.

He was awarded the Composition Prize of Vienna in 1965 and appointed professor at the age of twenty-four.

Although he has performed with leading instrumentalists as a chamber musician, he has concentrated primarily on accompanying in song recitals.

At the beginning of his career he worked with the soprano Irmgard Seefried, but the most important singer of his early years was Hermann Prey, whom he accompanied as a permanent partner for twelve years. Subsequently he has worked with many of the most important recital singers and played in the world’s major music centres. His collaborations with Jonas Kaufmann, Diana Damrau and Michael Volle are currently among his most important.

Deutsch has recorded more than a hundred CDs. In recent years the development of young talent has been especially close to his heart. After his professorship in Vienna he continued his teaching primarily in Munich at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater, where he worked as a professor of song interpretation for 28 years.

In addition he is a visiting professor at various other universities and is sought-after for an increasing number of masterclasses in Europe and the Far East. The young Swiss tenor Mauro Peter was one of his last students in Munich and has become one of his favourite recital partners.

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