Artistry gets a warm reception

GSMW professor Viktoria Kaunzner and artist Francesca Cho perform at Gallery Art Plaza in Shinsa Dong. (Photo: Charles Ian Chun)

GSMW professor Viktoria Kaunzner and artist Francesca Cho perform at Gallery Art Plaza in Shinsa Dong.
(Photos: Charles Ian Chun)

Last Wednesday evening at a private art gallery in Shinsa Dong, German School of Music Weimar violin professor Viktoria Kaunzner and her students performed at a reception for London-based Korean painter and performance artist Francesca Cho, whose works are on display at Gallery Art Plaza.

Kaunzner began by filling the stairwell with the sound of her violin, accompanying Cho into the gallery. As Kaunzner stroked freely in expressive improvisation, Cho recited three poems, including Kaunzner’s own “For Any Ajumma”.

German School of Music Weimar violin professor Viktoria Kaunzner and her students perform at a reception for artist Francesca Cho, Gallery Art Plaza, Seoul. 30 October 2013. (Photo: Charles Ian Chun)

(from left) Park Haram (1st-year), Jeon So-young (4th-year), Jeong Da-eun (1st-year), and Prof. Viktoria Kaunzner

In accordance with the exhibit’s theme “Evergreen on the River Thames”, 1st-year student Jeong Da-eun gave an energetic performance of the prelude to Bach’s Partita in E-major. The evening’s music greatly enhanced the texture and honesty of Cho’s

The exhibition continues until November 8.

With a little help from Park Haram, student Jeon So-young draws the program to a close with a Partita for solo violin by Bach. (Photo: Charles Ian Chun)

With a little help from Park Haram, student Jeon So-young draws the program to a close with a Partita for solo violin by Bach.

Charles Ian Chun

Editor and web designer, The Kangnam Hakbo (English). Instructor, Department of Liberal Arts.

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