Returning to London for the first time in twelve years, the multi-Gramophone-award-winning violin legend Kyung Wha Chung gives a comeback recital at the Royal Festival Hall with pianist Kevin Kenner on 2 December 2014. The South Korean violinist is back in full force following a finger injury, which forced her to retire early from the stage at the peak of her career. Kyung Wha shares her excitement for this return: “Going back to Britain is like a homecoming for me…”.
For her return to the UK stage Kyung Wha Chung has chosen a programme of sonatas by Mozart, Prokofiev and Franck, as well as Bach’s infamous Chaconne. She will be joined by pianist Kevin Kenner – a top prize-winner at the International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition – with whom she has recently toured China.
Kyung Wha Chung’s dazzling and probing artistry has made her one of classical music’s most acclaimed performers for more than 40 years. Lauded for her passion, her musicality and the intense excitement that she brings to her performances, Chung’s uniquely expressive interpretations of the violin literature have established her as an artist of the very highest stature.