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Sebastian Taylor’s music news: Pianist Yeol Eum Son; modern classical meets psychedelia; folk partnership; jazz drummer Clark Tracey

19 April, 2018 — By Sebastian Taylor

Yeol Eum Son play Mozart on Friday at Cadogan Hall. Photo:

Marvellous, boundlessly enthusiastic South Korean pianist Yeol Eum Son is in action with the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields at Cadogan Hall this Friday evening (April 20). She’s the soloist in two of Mozart’s most exquisite piano concertos which she has recently recorded with the chamber ensemble. Cadogan Hall, Sloane Terrace, SW1, 7.30pm, from £10, 020 7730 4500,

• Modern classical composition meets psychedelic pop at Kings Place this Friday evening (April 20) in an extraordinary performance by Belgian mezzo Els Mondelaers and Dutch composer Dyane Donck. In the style of Silent Discos, the audience will be wearing state-of-the-art binaural headphones to experience a unique 3D soundscape that’s said to be both intimate and immersive. Kings Place, 90 York Way, N1, 8pm, from £9.50 online, 020 7520 1490,

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman are at Cecil Sharp House on Saturday (April 21). They’re long-established as one of the UK folk scene’s most rewardingly enduring partnerships. Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent’s Park Road, NW1, 7.30pm, £16, under-26s £10, 020 7485 2206,

• You can catch up-and-coming young singers com­peting in the semi-finals of the Kathleen Ferrier Awards at Wigmore Hall on Wednesday afternoon (April 25). Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, W1, 1.30pm, £15/ students £10 (finals: Friday April 27), 020 7935 2141,

• The sound of really big band jazz can be experienced at the Spice of Life, Soho, next Wednesday evening (April 25) when the London City Big Band will be belting out the numbers. The 14-piece band has four trumpets, four trombones, five saxophones, piano, drums and double-bass. Take your earplugs. Spice of Life, Cambridge Circus, Soho, 8pm, £10/cons £8, 020 7437 7013,

• A fabulous gig in the Jazz in the House series at Lauderdale House, Highgate, next Thursday evening (April 26): playing with his quintet is internationally-famed hard bop drummer Clark TraceyLauderdale House, Highgate Hill, N6, 8.30pm, £12/cons £10/students £7, 020 8348 8716,

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