A Korean who switches off her cellphone

A Korean who switches off her cellphone


norman lebrecht

December 03, 2019

The rising soprano Sumi Hwang, star of the last Winter Olympics, insists she’s no slave to Samsung:

Every morning, she puts away her smartphone, turns off the computer and opens a small diary to write down her daily schedule.

The brief, handwritten exercise reflects the slow, steady and unflagging temperament of the hard-working singer….

How many other singers switch off in the morning?

Read on here.


  • Alexander Tarak says:

    To say I could have gone through life not knowing this.

  • Adam Stern says:

    Now, if we could only get concert-goers who are similarly enslaved to follow suit…

  • piano lover says:

    I understand her-
    I attended a D.BArenboim recital in Brussels and a ring tone was heard while DB played….he was angry and never bowed towards them in the whole recital.(they were sitting on his left-facing the other audience)

  • Dante says:

    This is one of your best stories Norman!