Exciting pianist launches Sunday Series at Old Swan

Pianist Sunwook Kim.

Pianist Sunwook Kim.

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By Graham Chalmers

If you’re coming to the end of a month of failed resolutions, classical music could be your salvation.

A series of concerts starting this weekend is offering the best in classical sounds from around the world.

Opening Harrogate International Festivals’ Sunday Series for 2015 will be acclaimed pianist Sunwook Kim.

The 23-year-old South Korean maestro is first up in an impressive line-up coming to the intimate confines of the Old Swan Hotel on a Sunday morning at 11am.

His programme will include Bach’s Partita No.2 in C minor BWV 826, Beethoven’s Sonata No.21 in C major, Op.53 ‘Waldstein’ and Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition.

Accompanied, as always, by good coffee, this year’s series also includes string quartet the Badke Quartet performing Haydn, Stravinsky and Schubert on Sunday, February 8, another string-extraordinaire, Dutch violinist Simone Lamsma on March 1, renowned clarinettist Emma Johnson on March 29 and young Italian pianist Federico Colli on April 12.

Tickets are available on 01423 562 303 for tickets.

www.harrogateinternationalfestivals.com