Classical Concert

What : Rundfuck-Sinfonieorchester Berlin Concert
Where: Daejeon Culture and Art Center
When : 5 October 2011
Who : ASEAN + Africa students of DJU, including yours truly


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This is the first time I visit Daejeon Culture and Arts Center, so, investigate the place first. It is located in Manyeon-dong, Seo-gu, Daejeon, built in October 2003. It has been the host of several performances, including New York Philharmonic Orchestra, CatsMaurice Béjart dance company, etc.. It is a five-story building with a total area of 100,000 square meters with 40,774 square meters of total floor area. Facilities:

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Art Hall: 1552 people
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Ensemble Hall: 655 people
imageLobby imagePractice Room
imageMake up Room imageAmphitheater
imageConvention hall imageNursery
They even has art academy





Small cafe


Souvenir. 1000 Won poster was the cheapest


Seat arrangement


Music store

The concert that we watched is one of the program for 2011 Grand Festival (28 September-11 October). The program included  Tenor Jose Cura Recital,  Rundfuck-Sinfonieorchester Berlin Concert (that I watched), Early Music Ensemble (Il Gardellino Concert), Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra Concery, The Tempest, The Legend of Modern Ballet (Béjart Ballet Lausanne), G. Bizet Opera, Carmen, and many more.

The orchestra and solo pianist played:

Egmont Overture in F Major Op. 84

Piano Concerto No. 5 in E Flat Major Op. 73 “Emperor” (I only found all movements in Wikipedia)

Symphony No. 3 in E Flat major Op. 55 “Eroica”

All in all, inside the hall taking photos was prohibited, so I couldn’t put anything here.

Because before the concert I didn’t know anything about it (other than gather after dinner), after seeing the performance I went researching.

So, the orchestra is Rundfuck-Sinfonieorchester Berlin (Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra). Founded in 1923, the orchestra is Germany’s oldest broadcast ensemble. It has pre-classical period to contemporary music as its repertoire. Since 2002, the orchestra’s chief conductor is Marek Janowski.

The solo pianist in the Piano Concerto is  Cho Seong Jin, 1994 Seoul born pianist with First Prize of 2008  International Chopin Competition for Young Musicians, Moscow and First Prize of 2009  Hamamatsu International Piano Competition, Japan in his list of achievement. In In the 2009 Hamamatsu International Piano Competition, He was the youngest competitor ( fifteen in that time) and the first Asian ever to take the top award. Now studying in Seoul Art High School, He has performed as soloist with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Myung-Whun Chung; with the Korean Symphony Orchestra; and in Japan with the NHK Symphony Orchestra, the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra. He has also played numerous recitals, in such venues as the Tokyo Operacity Concert Hall, the Hamamatsu Act City Concert Hall, and the Great Hall of the Moscow . Mmkay, very good resume already at 17. I thought the pianist was at least my age (20s), but then, 17? Wow. (By the way, as a teenager, he was also active in the  SNS. My friend tweeted him and got a reply)

How to get there?

By bus and train: From Daejeon Station,  take general city bus No. 111, 111-1, 180, 181, 513 or 814 or city bus No. 105, 105-1 or 801.

By Private Car

Take the Honam or Kyungbu Expressway and exit at the North Daejeon Interchange. From the toll gate, turn left and follow the signs directing the way to the Government Complex. You will pass by the National Science Museum (on your right) and the EXPO Science Park and KBS (on your left). Turn left after passing by KBS. There you will find the Daejeon Municipal Museum of Arts (on your left).

for more.

Address: 396 Manyeon-dong, Seo-gu, Daejeon 302-150

                 TEL. +82(42) 610-2032




Ticket purchase and reservation

– Through homepage
– Visiting the issuing office at the day of performance
– information on ticket reservation and purchase :

TEL. +82(42) 610-2032
– E-mail :

Source: DJAC official site, DJAC October booklet. If musical terms wrong, pardon me. My classical music knowledge is limited.

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