About SSF

The Seoul Spring Festival is the most important chamber music festival in Korea. Many world-famous artists have praised it as a world-class festival of the highest standard. The Seoul Spring Festival of Chamber Music (SSF) was spectacularly launched in 2006 with unprecedented success and critical acclaim. The SSF has instantly become a milestone in the cultural life of Korea and the global classical music community. It is a forum where world-renowned artists, young musicians, amateurs and ordinary citizens enjoy and interact with the classical music and chamber music in particular.

  • More than 500 renowned musicians have participated
  • Some 700 works have been performed
  • New commissioned works by Korean composers
  • Outdoor concerts in Seoul and other provinces
  • Fringe Festival throughout Seoul
  • Master classes offered to music students

Participated Artists

More than 500 renowned musicians from all over the world have participated in SSF.

Juilliard String Quartet   Maxim Vengerov     Kathryn Stott    Shlomo Mintz    Antonio Meneses    Wolfgang Holzmair    Ralf Gothóni    Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio    Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi   Paul Neubauer    Dong-Suk Kang    Youngho Kim    Dae-Jin Kim   Sunwook Kim    Alvaro Pierri   Sine Nomine Quartet    Borodin String Quartet    Pinchas Zukerman    Andres Diaz    David Geringas    Charles Neidich    Jian Wang    Prazak Quartet    Jeremy Menuhin    Igudesman & Joo    Rainer Moog    Young-Chang Cho   Sung-Won Yang    Tong-Il Han    Melvyn Tan    András Adorján    Xu Zhong

French Artists

Pascal Devoyon    Ebène Quartet    Bruno Rigutto    Jean-Louis Capezzali    Philippe Muller    Henri Demarquette    Nicolas Balderyrou    Jérôme Pernoo    Nora Cismondi    Les Bons Becs     Romain Leleu    Jean-Jacques Kantorow    Jean-Bernard Pommier   Pascal Amoyel    Emmanuelle Bertrand    Isabelle Moretti    Florent Héau    Romain Guyot    Patrick Gallois    Hervé Joulain    Philippe Pierlot   Svetlin Roussev    and many more…

Festival Themes

Each year, the Seoul Spring Festival of Chamber Music has a different theme for the year.

2019 “Music & Gastronomy”

2018 “Carte Blanche”

2017 “Asia”

2016 “PARFUMs de FRANCE”

2015 “10 Ten”

2014 “New World”

2013 “Far From Home”

2012 “Mystical Voice!”

2011 “Pianissimo!”

2010 “Unfinished Journey”

2009 “B4+ Beethoven Plus: All Beethoven Quartets and More…”

2008 “Life Story”

2007 “Folk Music Harmonies”

2006 “West in East”