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Korean composer Unsuk Chin, a pupil of Ligeti, is rapidly obtaining a reputation as a first class composer on an international platform. Her cello concerto is being premiered at the Proms. Viviane Hagner is the dedicatee of the Violin Concerto.
31st July 2009
“Beside this, other recent violin concertos shrivel: this is a work that sings and soars with a visionary beauty rare in contemporary music. Against a vague, swirling background, the violinist enters on open strings. She’s tuning up for an incredible journey through Chin’s light, fantastic world, shaped as much by Far Eastern music cultures as the structures of Western tradition.”