Cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han are artistic directors of Chamber Music Today, a chamber music festival that takes place annually in Seoul, South Korea. The inaugural festival ran in great acclaim in 2011 at the IBK Chamber Hall of the new Seoul Arts Center. One of the first festivals of its kind established in the Far East, Chamber Music Today, along with The Mendelssohn Fellowship, will play a vital role in Korea’s burgeoning chamber music scene, and presenting the world’s most esteemed artists.
The festival takes place annually in the first week of December, and brings the world’s most renowned chamber musicians to Seoul. Visit the history page to browse past artists and seasons.
“Chamber music is the music of friends. It is an international language that brings people together, and is, at the same time, one of the richest art forms on earth. Chamber Music Today will bring the greatest chamber music repertoire and performers to S. Korea. In every concert, we will hear why chamber music has become an exciting, personal and essential experience for audiences around the world. We look forward not only to performing for S. Korea’s audience, but also to watching our music form unbreakable bonds of friendship between musicians and listeners. It will be a delight to witness this extraordinary project blossom, as we share in the magical power of chamber music - truly the greatest music of today.”
—David Finckel and Wu Han