Cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han are the Co-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, has played 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. Chamber Music Today also presents spring- and summertime concerts, as well. 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 South 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 South 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
Chamber Music Today Executive Director Ms. Jeehyun Kim has a distinguished reputation in the music business, specializing in structuring outreach programs and developing concert programs. Her varied experience includes serving as a member of the Global Advisory Council at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMSLC); member of the International Advisory Board for the Manhattan School of Music; international advisor for The Colburn Academy; professor at the School of Music at Myoung-Ji College (Seoul, Korea); juror for the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in Seoul; President and CEO for Casual Classics Co., Ltd. (Seoul); chairwoman for the Seoul Royal Symphony Orchestra; and President of the Korea Music Foundation. After serving on the Global Advisory Council of the CMSLC, Ms. Kim was appointed to the Board of Directors in fall 2017, and since 2011, she has worked with Chamber Music Today, the ATT Korea auditions (Manhattan School of Music), and Classic Pot—a long distance education program in collaboration with the CMSLC and the LG Lincoln Center Chamber Music School for gifted and talented students from low income families.