Since its inception in 2006, the acclaimed Seoul Spring Festival of Chamber Music has established itself as an annual focus of the Korean cultural calendar, widely recognised as one of the country’s most significant classical music events. From 15 to 27 May, the festival returns to Seoul, taking place at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Seoul Arts Center. Curated around a different theme each year, the 2018 event’s leitmotif is Carte Blanche, allowing participating musicians greater agency and autonomy over the programme. It is with pleasure that we support the Seoul Spring Festival of Chamber Music once again. If in Seoul in May, we warmly encourage you to explore the festival’s offerings. Among the programme highlights is a series of piano trio performances, including Beethoven’s Piano Trio Op. 97—commonly known as ‘Archduke’, one of the genre’s most renowned compositions. This year’s theme is also explored through a democratic electronic system which gives audience members the ability to vote for the performance of particular pieces via text message and email. To learn more about the performances and events on offer, we suggest thorough browsing of the festival website.