FINALLY! Although Shim Eun Kyung was already being sought out for the lead in the beginning, she had to reject the offer because of scheduling conflicts with a movie she was filming. However, that filming got postponed, opening her schedule again, so now she's back on the wagon. SNSD's Yoona was also in consideration for the role, but after reading netizen sentiment, it looks like SM Entertainment bowed out of this drama. Shim Eun Kyung will play lead alongside Joo Won. Her character is a genius pianist that can replicate any piece by ear, however she struggles to read music. Joo Won will be the one to teach her, and his dream is to become a conductor. Other confirmed cast are Baek Yoon Shik and Do Hee. Nodame Cantabile will be renamed as Cantabile Romance for the Korean version and will air in October.