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A Petit Classical Concert in Fall featuring Flutist Hyunju Ji

The Korean Cultural Center cordially invites staff of embassies, cultural centers, and U.S. government and international organizations in Washington, D.C.to join a special 30-minute Petit Classical Concert and networking lunch reception featuring Flutist Hyunju Ji. Liven up your lunch break with great classical & Korean music in an intimate performance setting, then meet global colleagues over traditional Korean food and drinks. Feast your body and soul! 

WHEN: Friday, September11, 2015, 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C., Embassy of the Republic of Korea (2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20008). Free local street parking available, or a short walk from the Dupont Circle metro. 
HOW: RSVP by Sept. 7 to Ji Young Yun jiyoungy@koreaembassy.org. Please note that this event is open to staff of embassies, cultural centers, U.S. government and international organizations, and their colleagues only. Business attire. Note: this event is open only to a limited audience (staff of embassies, cultural centers, and U.S. government and international organizations in Washington, D.C.).

Flutist Hyunju Ji is a native Seoul, South Korea. Ms. Ji received her bachelor’s degree studying flute at the Shanghai Music Conservatory, her Diplôme de Concertiste from the École normal musique de Paris, and her Cycle d'orientation de professionnel (C.O.P.) from the Boulogne Conservatory in France. Her awards and recognitions include both second place for flute and first place for ensemble music at the Concours International de Léopold Bellan in 2012, first prize for ensemble music at the 24th International Competition for Young Musicians “Città di Barletta” in 2014, and first prize for flute at the Filadelfia Festival international competition’s "Paolo Serrao" Premio Speciale in 2015. Ms. Ji has been invited and performed at the Embassy of the Republic Korea in Shanghai, at the Shanghai Conservatory, and at the Korean Cultural Center in Paris, in addition to performances across France, Italy, China, and Korea. She had also taken numerous masterclasses with Emmanuel Pahud, Philippe Bernold, William Bennett, and Andras Adorjan.

Pianist Gi Na Nam received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Seoul National University in South Korea, and received her Graduate Performance Diploma and Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland. 

Program
- Claude Debussy: “Syrinx ”pour flûte seule
- Francis Poulenc: Sonate pour flûte et piano
- François Borne: Carmen Fantasy pour flûte et piano

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.