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David Finckel, Wu Han Launch New Chamber Music Series in Seoul

Cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han have announced the launch of a new annual chamber music festival in Seoul, South Korea. The inaugural festival of Chamber Music Today will take place December 2011 and will feature performances by Han and Finckel, who are the festival's artistic directors, as well as the Emerson String Quartet, the Jupiter Quartet and other chamber artists. "We look forward not only to performing for S. Korea's audience, but also to watching our music form unbreakable bonds of friendship between musicians and listeners," Finckel and Han said in a media release about the festival. Finckel and Han are two of the world's leaders of classical chamber music. Finckel is the longtime cellist of the Emerson String Quartet, and the duo also serve as the artistic directors of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

Jennifer Hambrick unites her extensive backgrounds in the arts and media and her deep roots in Columbus to bring inspiring music to central Ohio as Classical 101’s midday host. Jennifer performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago before earning a Ph.D. in musicology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.