[Korea Report] Edgar Noh’s concert “La Vie En Rose” held successfully

Noh Hyeon-Seok or known as Edgar Noh plays 'Smile' in his La Vie En Rose Concert on Friday, Sept 21 in Seoul (Photo: Meidyana Ryana)

The light became dimmer when notes of piano, guitar, contrabass, drum, percussion, flute, and clarinet started to fill the air. A man came up from the audience row, playing a viola and excited everyone in Bear Hall, Samsung-Dong, Seoul.

The man is Edgar Noh, a Korean violist, who just released his classical album titled La Vie En Rose, in August.

Friday night (Sept 21) was the long-awaited day for the fans to attend the first concert of the La Vie En Rose album.

Edgar played all the 11 songs in his album namely La Vie En Rose, Singing In The Rain, C’est Si Bon, Girl From Ipanema, Someday My Prince Will Come, Smile, Waltz for Debby, I Will Wait For You, Autumn Leaves, Agua de Beber and One Note Samba.

The audience was captivated by the music of his Viola and the romantic classical songs he played during the two hours performance.

Check out Edgar Noh’s La Vie En Rose Concert movie clip on www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrmSLUWd5D0.

By the end of the concert, still-excited audience asked Edgar to play another song for them.

Edgar and the team then came back to the stage where he showed his singing talent and played ‘Smile’ once again while the clip of Charlie Chaplin silent movie was playing in the background.

Edgar Noh gives autograph after the La Vie En Rose Concert in Seoul, Sept. 21 (Photo: Meidyana Rayana)

The concert then followed by signing session where the fans made a line for his autograph.

Edgar has been playing viola for more than 15 years. Prior to his visit to The AsiaN office, the 32 years old violist told, “I started playing viola when I was 15 years old. Nowadays, children start to play at a very early age.”

Read also The AsiaN exclusive interview with Edgar Noh in Korean: kor.theasian.asia/?p=47113

Outside Korea, Edgar plays viola in Germany and Japan. He plays in Japan with Kanazawa Ensemble and is a member of German Jade Quartette.

Edgar is also working for a Korean-based NGO, called Africa Continent Vision, to save African people from poverty causing death of starvation and diseases. Edgar has recently been appointed as Africa Continent Vision’s Honorary Ambassador.

Meidyana Rayana Intern Reporter news@theasian.asia

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