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PERCUSSION CONCERT “GÕ” BY GINA HYUNGI LEE

Soul Live Project

17 Aug 18 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Do you know what’s common with the clap of your hands, the stomping of your feet, and even the ringtone you hear every day on your phone? They’re all percussion instruments!

At the percussion concert, “GÕ!”, with the repertoire put together by Percussionist Gina Hyungi Lee and Soul Live Project’s Artistic Director for Classical Music – Tra Nguyen Pianist, the audience will experience the beauty of melody and hear the tiniest delicacy in the rhythm of different percussion instruments. The two main instruments that will be presented are the marimba and snare drum. Gina will also be performing well known Vietnamese pieces especially for the audience in Ho Chi Minh City on her very first concert here.

In addition, Gina will introduce to the audience interesting performances of “body percussion” – creating rhythm with body parts, and “junk percussion” – with the “from-the-kitchen” set of instruments. The sound and rhythm created by the things that are close to our daily lives will definitely leave the audience in awe! With impressive performances featuring different percussion instruments on various Vietnamese, Korean and world-famous music pieces, this not-to-be-missed concert will become a lovely space for exchanging cultures through the performing arts. Let’s come, experience, and make beautiful sound together!

For more information and to purchase tickets, please go to bit.ly/slp-gocunggina.

About Gina Hyungi Lee

Gina Hyungi Lee, born in 1996 in South Korea, is a rising star on the solo percussion scene. She held a Government Scholarship under the Music and Dance Scheme when she studied at The Purcell School of Music in England. After graduating from The Purcell School, she went on to study solo Marimba with Daniella Ganeva and orchestral percussion with David Hockings. Gina was awarded First Prize at the Seoul University National Competition, the Guildhall and Trinity Hall Marimba Competition and the Fermo International Percussion Competition in Italy at the age of 13. She reached the semi-finals of the 2012 BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition and was awarded the Walter Todd Bursary for the most promising young performer. She was awarded an ABRSM scholarship from the Royal College of Music.

She has performed at various concert venues including Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Elgar room in Royal Albert Hall and Royal Opera House. Gina is also an award-winning artist that has been honoured in different competitions worldwide. She won first prize in the International Marimba Congress and Competition 2014 held in Germany. And she came in 3rd in the 6th Edizione Concorso Musicale Europeo that was held in Italy. And more recently, she twice won the Royal College of Music’s Percussion Competition in 2016 and 2017.

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