I had the pleasure of meeting briefly with Denis the other night in my usual ‘watering hole’ the 3 Alley Pub. Several friends recognized Denis from appearances on Korean television. Too bad they don’t have “open mic nite”, Denis and I could jam together. Denis welcomed Richard Menard to the Community of Korean Adoptees, since Richards wife Melissa and their two sons will be arriving next month. Melissa is one of the founding members of HANA-
“HANA is the Korean word for one. Although we represent three states (New Jersey, Pennsylvania & Delaware), we are one in our vision to create a community where Korean adult adoptees will be working to help other adoptees.”
The Korean War Baby celebrates new and old members of BOTH LOCAL Community of Korean Adoptees and the Greater Worldwide members of the Community of Korean Adoptees. Every individual connected by marriage, adoption, family both birth and adoptive, and all the different groups have their place and are part of the Whole. We can all function to develop helpful relationships and we all belong to the larger Entity of the numerous Spectrum of This Thing of Ours-Adoption.
Don’t Forget to look for IKAA’s AUGUST GATHERING!!!
Watch for Denis coming album here:
Argerich, Assad, Cortot, Horrowitz, Callas...
Praised by the Les cahiers de la guitare as "inspired" and Koelner Stadt Anzeiger as "genius," Denis Sungho made his 2005 Carnegie Hall debut in New York as a "Rising Star" of the European Concert Hall Organization (ECHO).
Since winning first prize at the age of 14 in Belgium's national "Young Talent" competition, Denis Sung-ho has appeared on the main stages of the world, including Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Musikverein in Vienna, Mozarteum in Salzburg, Symphony Hall in Birmingham, Konserthuset in Stockholm, Megaron in Athenes, Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, Cite de la Musique in Paris, and the Cologne Philharmonie.
He has appeared in festivals such as the Musik Triennale in Koeln, and with ensembles such as Ensemble Intercontemporain and Oxalys. French and Belgian radio, as well as South Korean television and print media, have covered his international career.
Denis Sungho has made several recordings. Klassik magazine of Germany praised his most recent recording - Leo Brouwer's Concerto Elegiaco, Tres Dansas, and quintet accompanied by the Chapelle de Tournai orchestra and the Alfama String Quartet - as "historic."
His other critically acclaimed recordings include a duo album with Boris Gaquere (Piazzolla, Assad, Gaquere); a solo album of virtuosic pieces (Bach, Ponce, Turina, Ginastera, Assad); another with the Soledad ensemble (Piazzolla); and a recording of Leo Brouwer's Elegiaco Concerto for Belgian Classical Radio musique3.
As music laureate of the Fondation Belge de la vocation and a passionate advocate of contemporary music, Denis Sungho has premiered several works by young composers such as Jean-Michel Gillard, Santiago Abadia, Jean-Marie Rens and so on.
Denis Sungho's main teacher was Odair Assad at the Conservatoire of Mons. He also studied with Alberto Ponce at the Ecole Normale Afred Cortot in Paris and Sergio Assad at the Conservatory of Bruxelles.
Denis Sungho plays a Thomas Humphrey guitar.