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The One and Only Chamber Music Education Program in Korea
  • LG Chamber Music School is one of LG’s major social contribution activities and was developed together with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (henceforth CMS) in the United States in order to provide systematic chamber music education to gifted young musicians in Korea. Since its creation in 2009, the LG Chamber Music has made great effort to change the traditional classical music education in Korea, which predominantly favours nurturing soloist musicians, in a way to encourage more talented musicians to embrace this art form early in their lives in order to help them develop into world-class chamber musicians.
  • The special 2-year curriculum for the LG Chamber Music School was expertly arranged through the joint efforts of the CMS and LG. Every year the LG Chamber Music School holds auditions for four chamber music instrumental specialties (piano, violin, viola and cello) and selects around 30 outstanding and musically gifted youths (from grades 5-12). Next, the young musicians go through intensive group lessons (as opposed to individual soloist lessons) under the educational purpose of fostering mature and talented musicians who can also enjoy playing with other professional musicians.
  • In order to develop these students, LG Arts Center has strived to bring in more than 10 of Korea’s top music teachers as faculty to guide the classes. These teachers (including the school’s current artistic director Professor BAEK Ju-Young of the Seoul National University, a renowned violinist) work tirelessly to teach chamber music group lessons and music theory classes every Saturday. They also give special lectures that help the young talented musicians learn leadership skills, communication skills and the secrets to becoming successful professional musicians. Another special feature of the program is made possible by the special relationship with the CMS. In addition to holding master classes and regular concerts, every year, the students meet with the artists from the CMS (headed by CMS artistic directors, cellist David Finkel and pianist Woo Han) in Seoul and in New York on an alternating basis, in order to attend special lessons and workshops that are programed to personally check on students’ developmental progress, and help improve their playing skills.
  • Over the course of the past seven years, LG Chamber Music School has worked hard to establish a much-needed foundation for chamber music education in Korea, and has produced more than 100 graduates. The school will continue to emphasize the importance of chamber music and its intrinsic virtues of creativity, communication, and interaction in an effort to bring up well-rounded musicians of the next generation.
School History
  • 2015
    • LG Chamber Music School
    • February
    • Class of 2013 graduates
    • May
    • Students scheduled to visit New York to attend classes provided by CMS
    2014
    • LG Chamber Music School
    • February
    • Class of 2012 graduates, and BAEK Ju-Young (Professor, Seoul National University, violin) assumes the position of artistic director
    • March
    • Student workshop held
    • May
    • LG Chamber Music School’s Spring Festival 2014 is held
    • October
    • LG Science Park ground-breaking ceremony celebratory concert
    • December
    • Class of 2015 (a total of 16 students) selected
    2013
    • LG Chamber Music School
    • March
    • Class of 2011 graduates, student workshops held
    • April
    • Students make appearance in another LG brand commercial film
    • September
    • Piano Quartet team wins 1st price at the 11th Shinye Music Competition
    • October
    • String Quartet team gives a celebratory concert at the 2013 Unicef Share and Donate Talk Concert
    • November
    • Students make appearance in another LG brand commercial film
    • December
    • Class of 2014 (a total of 17 students) selected
    2012
    • LG Chamber Music School
    • February
    • Class of 2010 graduates
    • August
    • String Quartet team wins 3rd prize in the high school division at the 5th Organ/Ensemble Chamber Music Competition
    • October
    • Piano Quintet team wins a special award at the 2012 KIMP Chamber Music Competition
    • December
    • LG Chamber Music School’s Winter Session 2012 featuring special classes and open-house program is held
    • December
    • Class of 2013 (a total of 18 students) selected
    2011
    • LG Chamber Music School
    • June
    • LG Chamber Music School’s Spring Festival 2011 is held
    • August
    • String Duo team wins 1st prize in the high school division at the 2011 KIMP Chamber Music Competition
    • November
    • Class of 2012 (a total of 20 students) selected
    • December
    • Piano Quartet team wins 2nd prize in the Chamber Music category at the 4th Universal Music Competition
    • December
    • String Quartet and Piano Quartet teams attends master classes instructed by the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music
    2010
    • LG Chamber Music School
    • April
    • LG Chamber Music School Spring Festival 2010 is held
    • June
    • String quartet team wins 1st prize in the high school division at the 11th Seoul National Baroque Ensemble Chamber Music Competition
    • August
    • String Quartet team wins 3rd prize in the high school division at the 3rd Organ/Ensemble Chamber Music Competition
    • November
    • Class of 2011 (a total of 14 students) selected
    • December
    • Students make appearance in LG brand’s commercial film, inaugurating class graduates
    2009
    • LG Chamber Music School
    • May
    • Inaugurating class (a total of 19 students) selected, LEE Dae-Wook (Professor, Hanyang University, piano) becomes the school’s first artistic director
    • May
    • String Quartet team wins 1st prize in the high school division at the 10th Seoul National Baroque Ensemble Chamber Music Competition
    • August
    • LG Chamber Music Summer Festival held
    • December
    • Class of 2010 (a total of 17 students) selected
    • December
    • Christmas Concert 2009, YANG Seong-Won (Professor, Yonsei University, cello) becomes the school’s second artistic director
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LG Arts Center

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LG Corp.

In Collaboration with

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

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