VIDEO PODCAST: Slava Ukraini! - recorded on 24 February 2022, the day Europe woke up to the news that Vladimir Putin's Russian forces had invaded Ukraine. A fifty minute video which also features Caitríona O'Leary and Eric Fraad discussing their new film Island of Saints, and pays tribute to Joseph Horovitz, Malcolm Troup and Maria Nockin.
DISCUSSION: Composers Daniel Schorno and John Dante Prevedini discuss creativity, innovation and re-invention with Maria Nockin, Mary Mogil, Giuseppe Pennisi and Roderic Dunnett in our hour-long April 2021 video.
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South Korean pianist and conductor Myung-whun Chung was born in Seoul on 22 January 1953. He studied piano with Maria Curcio, beginning his career as a pianist, then studied conducting at the Mannes College of Music and at Juilliard.
He was chief conductor of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Saarbrücken (1984-90), principal guest conductor of the Teatro Comunale di Firenze (1987-92), music director of Opéra de Paris-Bastille (1989-94), principal conductor of the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (1997-2005) and was principal conductor of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra (2005-15). He has been principal guest conductor of Staatskapelle Dresden since 2012, and has conducted most major orchestras in North America and Europe.
Myung-whun Chung records exclusively for the Deutsche Grammophon label, and has received a series of awards and honours.