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Petit Classical Concert in Spring featuring Namhoon Kim & Inhyun Lee

The Korean Cultural Center cordially invites staff of embassies, cultural centers, and U.S. government and international organizations in Washington, D.C. to attend a special 30-minute Petit Classical Concert and networking lunch reception. 

Liven up your lunch break with great classical music and meet colleagues from around the world over Korean refreshment and drinks -- feast your body and soul! Scroll down for a personal introduction to the performers and the program.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C., Embassy of the Republic of Korea 

2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington DC 20008

Please RSVP directly to Ji-eun Yun at yunjieun@koreaembassy.org.

Please note: this event is only open to staff of embassies, cultural centers, and U.S. government and international organizations in Washington, D.C. Business attire.


F. CHOPIN (1810-1849)

Nocturne No. 20 in C-sharp minor for Violin & Piano

F. KREISLER (1875-1962)


Meditation from Thaïs by Jules Massenet (1842-1912)

Tempo di Minuetto in the Style of Pugnani

F. CHOPIN (1810-1849)

Waltz Op. 69 No. 2

Nocturne Op. 9 No. 1

W.A. MOZART (1756-1791)

Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major, K. 331

About the Performers

Violinist Namhoon Kim is currently based in New York where he is pursuing his PhD at the Manhattan School of Music.  He completed his B.F.A. & M.F.A. at Korea National University of Arts (KNUA) School of Music from 1999 to 2009. Kim developed his musical skills while pursuing his academic goals. He was awarded at the Music Association of Korea competition in 2006, and performed with the MAV Symphony Orchestra in Budapest in 2007, the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra in Boston in 2005, and at numerous international music festivals in Poland, Australia, Japan, and the United States from 1993 to 2006. 

Pianist Inhyun Lee is currently pursuing her PhD at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts and is also working as a teaching assistant. She achieved her master’s degree from the New England Conservatory in 2012 after graduating in Korea from the College of Music at Ewha Womans University. She performed with the Tokyo Prime Symphony Orchestra in 2014, with the Iasi Philharmonic Orchestra, at the Aspen Music Festival and School in 2013, at the International Keyboard Odyssiad & Festival Competition in 2012, and at the Musik Horchschule Meisterkurs in Hanover, Germany in 2006.

The Petit Classical Concert Series hosted by the Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea presents exceptional young musicians from Korea and the United States performing classical Western and Korean music for an international audience in an intimate setting. Welcoming staff of local embassies, cultural centers, international organizations, and government offices, the program aims to conduct a uniquely Washingtonian form of cultural diplomacy and networking. Participants are invited to meet their diplomatic neighbors and colleagues from around the world, while building new relationships through a shared appreciation of great music.