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Exclusive: Angry Korean musicians want their conductor fired from Yale

You may remember the walkout last year by players in the KBS Symphony Orchestra in Seoul, protesting against their conductor, Hahm Shinik, who was asking them to reaudition for their jobs. They have now emailed every musician in the Yale orchestra, where Shinik also conducts, seeking his dismissal there by claiming he has falsified his academic [...]
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Victory! Korea sacks worst conductor and scraps player reauditions

Music / Classical : Slipped Disc (2 years ago)

The orchestra of the Korean Broadcasting System has been in turmoil all year over the activities of the well-connected conductor Shinik Hahm, who demanded that all players reaudition for their jobs and reduced some of them to quiver... Read Post

Breaking: hysterics at Korean conductor’s rehearsal. Medics called. Players hospitalised.

Music / Classical : Slipped Disc (3 years ago)

We have reported the mounting tension between musicians of the KBS Symphony orchestra and their conductor Hahm Shinik. It now appears to have broken into open conflict at a rehearsal. The scenes that follow are alarming and unpleasa... Read Post

Korean musicians in despair as tyrant maestro forces them to reaudition

Music / Classical : Slipped Disc (2 years ago)

Five months ago, there were appalling scenes at a rehearsal of the KBS radio orchestra in Seoul, where relations with the conductor Hahm Shinik had reached a point of such tension that several players had to be rushed to hospital. Y... Read Post


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