Tuesday, February 7

Guitar sensation Sungha Jung to hold concert


EXCITING SHOW: Silas (left) is seen with representatives of sponsors for the Sungha Jung Live in Borneo concert.

KUCHING: YouTube guitar sensation Sungha Jung will hold a concert here on Dec 16.

The 16-year-old South Korean acoustic fingerstyle guitarist will also hold a meet and greet session at tHe Spring Shopping Mall on Dec 13.

Borneo Tru Events chief eventor Silas Michael Martin said this is Sungha’s first tour to Borneo and tickets are on sale at tHe Spring Shopping Mall, International Music House (IMH) (gold pass only) and www.SunghaJungLiveInBorneo.com.

“There are three tiers of passes — platinum, gold and silver. Platinum pass holders are entitled to a pre-concert buffet dinner, one complimentary Sungha Jung CD album of either ‘Perfect Blue’ or ‘Irony’, assigned seating at the platinum zone and priority entry to the post-concert autograph session with Sungha Jung,” he told a press conference yesterday.

Gold pass holders will have light refreshments prior to the concert, one complimentary Sungha Jung CD album, free seating in the gold zone, and entry to the post-concert autograph session.

Silver passes, which can only be bought online, entitle holders to free seating in the silver zone.

Concert doors at Pullman Kuching open at 5.30pm, while the concert will be from 7pm to 10pm. It will feature an opening performance by IMH and Malaysia’s youngest professional mentalist, magician and illusionist Chris Cheong.

Sungha’s tHe Spring Shopping Mall appearance will be from 7pm to 9pm and fans will have the chance to get autographed posters, CDs and other Sungha Jung merchandise.

“He will also attend an exclusive session with 50 selected students at IMH on Dec 13 where they will be able to meet and speak with Sungha,” Silas added.

In connection with Christmas, Borneo Tru Events will also contribute part of the concert proceeds to the Sarawak Children’s Cancer Society, Kuching Autistic Association and Bukit Harapan Kota Kinabalu.

Sungha Jung Live in Borneo concert is sponsored by Volkswagen Kuching by Ismaco Automotive Sdn Bhd, Pullman Kuching, tHe Spring Mall, Core System Technologies and Lee Ming Press.

For enquiries, contact the hotline on 019-4396080.