with 3 Plus 4 crew & Jinsy Jacob, Delhi got their own K-Pop Finalists!!
New Delhi, 3rd August 2015; It was an amazing weekend for Delhiites, especially for those who love Korean Music and deeply follow the trend; Delhi had a reason to celebrate as they get their own K-Pop Winners to compete in the grand finale of K-Pop India 2015 in August 2015 in presence of the internationally renowned K-Pop Stars themselves.
The occasion was the Delhi preliminary rounds of K-Pop contest India 2015, held at the Auditorium of Korean Cultural Centre India at Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi. In an amazing contest the participants performed at the best and secure their berth for the Grand Finale to be held in the national capital on 28th & 29th August.
About 19 participants were there to compete in Songs and Dance category and was eventually won by 3 Plus 4 in dance and Jinsy Jacob was emerged as the best Singer, plus there was a wild card entry for The Brooks (singing) & 5 Feet (dance), who were the runner-ups. The winners now will compete with winners of Mizoram, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangaluru, Patna & Kolkata one last time for the India Grand Finale to represent India at the K-Pop World Festival in Korea.
Prior to the preliminary rounds of Delhi, KCC India also hosted a unique programme, The Dream Project, which helps aspiring musicians to learn international level music techniques. The project strengthens India-Korea diplomatic relations and unites the musicians of KNUA and India to promote music, Violin, Piano, Guitar, and Vocal. The 6 Best Musicians; Ms. Kim Do A (Vocalist), Mr. Lee Jangwon (Vocalist), Mr. Kim Daebum (Pianist), Ms. Shin Chanme (Pianist), Ms. Moon Yedam (Violinist), Ms. Lee Jae Eun (Guitarist) from Korea National University of Arts came to India, where they trained about 40 students in various music categories like; violin, guitar, piano and also those who love to sing.
Violin, guitar and piano complemented the melodious vocals in English and a few other languages in the presentation. During the project; Horchuilla Langyza, hailing from Manipur and a student of Delhi School of Music earned applause for her solo vocal waltz of “II Bacio” (“the Kiss”) written by Italian violinist composer and conductor L Arditi, won “the exemplary student prize”, while Mohit Kushwani, who played violin on the “Csardas” a 1904 composition by Italian V Monti received special cheers from the crowd for his performance. He also bagged the best student award in the violin category and Deep Chatterjee, playing Sonata No 5, a composition of the legendary musician Beethoven on piano, bagged the first prize in the category.
Mohit credits his success to Yedam Moon, a student of KNUA who has been training him for the last 20 days. “I practiced a lot. Here I learnt lots of things that I hadn’t known before. It was really helpful for me as I have many techniques over here using which difficult pieces can be learnt very easily,” he says.
Another student, Langyza shared her experience and said, “I have been singing since very early age and have been taking classical music lessons since last year. This is my second year at the KCC. It’s very fun and very helpful. They teach lots of important basic things.”
Talking about both the programs, Mr. Kim Kum Pyoung (Director, Korean Cultural Centre, India) said, “We started the programme in 2014 to encourage talented young artist who do not have access to adept trainers. Every year we invite 6 to 7 world top class artists studying in the KNUA. He further added that KCC also plans to give students more opportunities to perform at bigger platforms in future.”
“With last year’s overwhelmed response and enthusiasm of the people, 2015 Feel Korea in New Delhi with K-POP contest in India this year it’s not only new but big with Seven K-POP Stars are sensationalizing its come back in New Delhi, Mr. Pyoung said.” He congratulated the winners and wishes best for the finale.