2023 Seoul International Music Festival


With a heart full of joy,
The Seoul International Music Festival is approaching.

A Music Festival with musicians all around the world opens in Seoul for everyone.

Autumn Festival : October 6 - October 14, 2023.
The Seoul International Music Festival, bringing the most special classical music all around the world to the metropolitan city of Seoul.

The Seoul International Music Festival will be presenting unique collaborations, world premieres, new interpretations on classic works, and pieces that have been praised by critics, with musicians with strong character and blooming career.

The Seoul International Music Festival will be an experience of togetherness and immense joy that you will not want to miss.

'the Romanticism' 2023 Programs

For the past two years, the Seoul International Music Festival focused on the themes of consolation and hope. This year, we are focusing on beauty of the Romanticism.

The music of wagner and Brahms, the two virtuosos of the Romantic era, and the present music of Jeajoon Ryu will give the audience the strength to overcome these difficlut times.

Seoul International Music Festival Opening Concert : Chamber Music 1

8PM 7th October(Sat)
Seoul Arts Center IBK Chamber Hall


4 Gesänge for female chorus, 2 horns and harp, Op. 17
Sol Chin(Conductor), Ricardo Silva Yu-Hui Chuang(Horn), Hyejin Kim(Harp) Jung Mi Lee, Eun Bo Ra Lee, Jun Won Park (Soprano I) Gyeong Ha Kim, Myung Hee Kim, Su Yeon Kim (Soprano II ) Do Hee Lee, Ye Ji Lee, Yoon Jeong Choi (Alto)
String Quintet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 88
Elina Vähälä Jakup Haufa (Violin), Hartmut Rohde Sejune Kim(Viola), Claudio Bohórquez(Cello)
String Quintet No. 2 in G Major, OP. 111
Ju-Young Baek YooAh Ock(Violin), Sejune Kim Hayang Park(Viola), Claudio Bohórquez(Cello)
String Sextet No.1 in B-flat Major, Op. 18
Ji Won Son Soovin Kim g(Violin), Sang Jin Kim Hanna Lee(Viola), Minji Kim Kyungjun Lee(Cello)

Seoul International Music Festival "The Best of Brahms : Chamber Music 2"

2PM 8th October(Sun)
Seoul Arts Center IBK Chamber Hall


Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87
Elina Vähälä(Violin), Eun-Sun Hong(Cello), Kyu Yeon Kim(Piano)
Trio for Piano, Clarinet and Cello in A minor Op. 114
Inn-hyuck Cho(Clarinet), Minji Kim(Cello), Itamar Golan(Piano)
Piano Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 26
Soovin Kim(Violin), Sang Jin Kim(Viola), Claudio Bohórquez(Cello), Chole Jiyeoung Mun(Piano)

a Letter from Finland
(Anniversary concert for 50th years diplomatic relation between Korea and Finland)

7:30PM 10th October(Tue)
Seoul Arts Center IBK Chamber Hall


J. Sibelius En Saga for Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn and String Quintet
Vitor Fernandes(Clarinet), Sung Kwon You(Bassoon), Hongpark Kim(Horn), Ellina Vähälä Kyumin Park(Violin), Hayang Park(Viola), Kyungjun Lee(Cello), Jeong-ho Park(Double Bass)
Magnus Lindberg - Clarinet Quintet
Jae-il Chae(Clarinet), Soovin Kim Ji Won Song(Violin), Hanna Lee(Viola), Minji Kim(Cello)
J. Brahms - Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34
Ju-Young Baek Jakub Haufa(Violin), Hartmut Rohde(Viola), Claudio Bohórquez(Cello), Itamar Golan(Piano)

SIMF Orchestra with Paolo Bortolameolli 'Brahms'

7:30PM 11st October(Wed)
Seoul Arts Center IBK Chamber Hall

Paolo Bortolameolli(Conductor), Ju-Young Baek(Violin), Claudio Bohórquez(Cello), SIMF Orchestra


J. Brahms
Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80
Mahler - Double Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102
Ju-Young Baek(Violin) Cello Claudio Bohórquez(Cello)
Schumann - Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98

Seoul International Music Festival "The Best of Brahms : Piano"

7:30PM 12nd October(Thu)
Seoul Arts Center IBK Chamber Hall


J. Brahms
Three Intermezzos, Op. 117
Kyu Yeon Kim(Piano)
Piano Sonata No. 2 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 2
Chloe Jiyeong Mun(Piano)
16 Waltzes, Op. 39
Kyu Yeon Kim Chole Ji-young Mun(Piano)
Variations on a Theme by Haydn for 2 Pianos, Op. 56b, "St. Anthony Variations"
Itamar Golan Ilya Rashkovskiy(Piano)

SIMF Closing Concert : SIMF Orchestra with Vasily Petrenko

5PM 14th October(Sat)
Seoul Arts Center Concert Hall

Conductor Vasily Petrenko
Artist Gábor Boldoczki(Trumpet), SIMF Orchestra


J. Brahms - Tragic Overture, Op. 81
Jeajoon Ryu - Trumpet Concerto (World Premiere)
Gábor Boldoczki(Trumpet)
Symphony No. 1 in c minor, Op. 68