Famous Quartet to Lead Korean Side of Handover Ceremony in Sochi

Four famous Korean musicians will perform at the closing ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia on Sunday night.

Jazz vocalist Nah Youn-sun, K-pop singer Lee Seung-chul, soprano Jo Su-mi, and Korean-Japanese pianist and composer Yang Bang-ean (known in Japan as Kunihiko Ryo) will represent Pyeongchang, host of the next Winter Olympics in 2018, as part of the official handover ceremony.

From left, Nah Youn-sun, Lee Seung-chul, Jo Su-mi and Yang Bang-ean From left, Nah Youn-sun, Lee Seung-chul, Jo Su-mi and Yang Bang-ean

The three singers will perform different parts of the folk tune Arirang before the Olympic flag is passed on to Pyeongchang Mayor Lee Seok-rae. They will be accompanied by Yang on piano and other traditional music instrumentalists.

Yang, who composed the official song "Frontier" for the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, is serving as the music director of this special performance.

In addition, 20 dancers from the Korea National Contemporary Dance Company will perform moves choreographed by its artistic director Ahn Ae-soon during the closing ceremony.

englishnews@chosun.com / Feb. 18, 2014 10:45 KST