The 2023 Sejong Chamber Music Series
Peak of piano music from Classical era
The Sejong’s signature classical music program
The 2023 Sejong Chamber Music Series will feature the piano works by the best composers from Classical era, Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.
The Classical era saw the evolution of keyboard instruments from harpsichord, fortepiano to today’s piano. And the era also witnessed the establishment sonata structure for which those three classical masters developed their own characters in their illustrious piano music. This concert will give you an opportunity to breathe in piano music at the peak of classicism played by Lee Hyuk, Martín García García, Park Jae-hong, and Paik Hae-sun. Come and enjoy piano music by four pianists in four days at the 2023 Sejong Chamber Music Series.
Pianist Martín García García
Born in 1996 in Gijón, Spain, Martín García García graduated from Reina Sofía School of Music in Madrid studying for more than a decade with Galina Eguiazarova and then earned a Master’s degree in Mannes School of Music in New York.
He began his musical studies at the age of 5 and had already been awarded the first prize at numerous national and international competitions such as 2005 Piano Junior in Barcelona and 2008 Rotary International in Moscow. At the age of 26 in 2021, he won the 2021 Cleveland International Piano Competition, and earned his 3rd Prize at XVIII International Chopin Piano Competition, the most revered competition on the world stage that such legendary pianists as Maurizio Pollini, Krystian Zimerman or Martha Argerich won. In addition to the third prize, he received the special award for the Best Concerto. And 2022 has been an extraordinary turning point in his career with more than 70 concerts all over the world, performing in symbolic places for the world of music like Carnegie Hall in New York, Suntory Hall in Tokyo or the National Auditorium of Music in Madrid.
Martín started 2023 with special enthusiasm, year in which he will visit a large part of the world music scene. He will return to Cleveland -almost two years after getting the first prize at Cleveland International Piano Competition, as well as perform in California and Canada. There will be many new appearances in Spain and debut performances with such orchestras as the Hamburg Symphony of Germany or the NHK Symphony of Japan. He also gives his Korea debut concerts at the Sejong Chamber Music Series and the 2023 Seoul Arts Center Orchestra Festival with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.5.
Martín García García always strives to get closer to those who come and listen to his music no matter the size of the venue or audience.