01 Jun 2021

Unsuk Chin on her Piano Concerto (4 min.)

Unsuk Chin wrote her piano concerto in 1996 and 1997. In this introduction, the composer talks about her fascination with the instrument, the influences she worked with in its conception, and the challenges the concerto poses not only for the pianist but also for the orchestra. Moreover, Chin explains that Sunwook Kim – the soloist in the Philharmoniker’s performance in June 2021 – has helped her work to a kind of “rebirth” through his dedicated efforts.

The concert