03 Nov 2017

Unsuk Chin in conversation with Eva-Maria Tomasi (18 min.)

The audience of the Berliner Philharmoniker knows the Berlin-based South Korean Unsuk Chin as the composer of a successful cello concerto and the highly virtuoso and sophisticated vocal scene Le Silence des Sirènes. In November 2017, the orchestra premiered Chorós Chordón, which was also part of the programme of the subsequent major Asian tour and was written by the artist as a contribution to the Tapas series of short works by major contemporary composers which was initiated by Sir Simon Rattle. Unsuk Chin talks to the violinist Eva-Maria Tomasi, who has been a member of the Berliner Philharmoniker since 1990, about the process of creating the piece and the experience of hearing it performed by an orchestra for the first time.

The concert