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Last Sunday 'Kissin Arts Center' seemed more apt a name for the Seoul Arts Center / THE DONG A-ILBO

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For the day, a "Kissin Arts Center" seemed more apt a name for Seoul Arts Center. Before the show on Sunday, fans listened to the Russian pianist's songs as warm-up, and after his performance was over, they queued up in line to get his autograph on his book Memoirs and Reflections. The art center was filled with the sheer energy of Evgeny Kissin, a 47-year-old Russian classic pianist. 

His performance - Chopin's Nocturne F Minor, Schumann's Piano Sonata No. 3, Rachmaninoff's Preludes Op.23 and Op.32 – boasted a perfect ratio between perseverance, delicacy, passion, and flexibility. The audience was simply captivated, and the cycle of "ovation, farewell, and encore" was repeated a whopping eight times. 

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