Posted on November 25, 2016

The Cultural Village Foundation-Katara in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Doha hosted a Korean concert entitled 'Omnibus Concert with Korean Artistes', at Katara's Opera House recently. The General Manager of Katara Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim al Sulaiti, along with the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Doha HE Park Heung-Kyeong and other representatives of diplomatic missions in Doha attended the concert. 

Sulaiti said:"Holding such a unique musical concert is aligned to Katara's vision and relentless efforts to facilitate dialogue amongst different cultures. Similar cultural events are hosted by Katara to give visitors a glimpse of the rich diversity of cultures of the world." For his part, the Ambassador of Korea to Doha HE Park Heung-Kyeong, said:"Korean artistes are recognised internationally. They have a lot to offer in terms of entertainment such as hip hop and drama. You may remember the famous sensation 'Gangnam style' that reached a wide number of international audiences." 

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The Korean envoy to Doha also thanked Katara for its support and active cooperation. The Korean concert 'Omnibus Concert with Korean Artistes' featured classical performances by top musicians from Korea on various instruments such as piano, flutes, violin, and cello. In addition, operatic singing was also performed by the Korean countertenor David DQ Lee. The concert began with soft musical selection played by the Korean soloist, chamber musician and pianist Sonja Park. Park has performed in prestigious venues worldwide in cities like Tokyo, Florence, and London.

Pianist Sonja Park was joined by a violinist and a cellist to complete a spectacular show to present a composition of the famous German composer Felix Mendelssohn. The presentation of a musical piece of Mozart by two flutists Jihoon Shin and EunHye Lee of Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra (QPO) also captivated the audience. Following the flutists, the Korean counter-tenor, David DQ Lee presented numerous operatic songs along with the pianist Sonja Park.

source: Qatar Tribune