For the first time, the Royal Albert Hall are sponsoring an artist to perform as part of a festival as the Hall presents innovative violinist HAHN-BIN at the Latitude Festival.

Latitude festival is the perfect place for the Hall to go to reach new audiences and to take the world’s greatest stage outside of the building to support the Hall’s public benefit remit and aim to give music access to all.

HAHN-BIN

The Hall has always supported young artists and we are thrilled to be presenting HAHN-BIN at the Latitude Festival.

He caught our attention last year and was soon added to our ’More at the Hall‘ series, a programme of events taking place outside of the Hall’s auditorium, presenting performances all year round by talented young jazz, classical and world music musicians and more. Presenting these new artists and inviting new audiences to enjoy these events is one of the charitable objectives of the Royal Albert Hall.

Video: HAHN-BIN performs Young Frankenstein:

The concert took place in the Hall’s Elgar Room on 19 February 2012. It was a sell-out and saw the Korean-born musician present his Till Dawn Sunday show, the latest installment in his Renaissance of Classical Music project, aiming to bring the genre back into mainstream culture.

The performance was fantastic and reflects not only our classical programme, but new innovative performance. It was this concert that the programmers from Latitude first saw HAHN-BIN perform and resulted in this festival booking.

Royal Albert Hall at Latitude

Latitude is an annual music festival that takes place in Southwold, Suffolk. The 2012 festival runs from Thursday 12 – Sunday 15 July, with headliners Bon Iver, Elbow and Paul Weller.
Learn more at www.latitudefestival.co.uk

Latitude has a wide range of artists and genres performing which reflect the Hall’s diverse More at the Hall programme.

The Royal Albert Hall is delighted to play a part in this year’s festival, and to once again have the opportunity to present HAHN-BIN, who’s inspiring and innovative performance is sure to captivate the Latitude audiences.

He will perform on the Film and Music Arena stage on Friday 13 July.

Learn more at hahn-bin.com or follow him on Twitter @hahnbin