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Current Position

Education

  • Curtis Institute of Music ('06 BM)
  • The Juilliard School ('01 Pre-College)
  • Seoul Arts High School
  • BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop (Advanced Workshop '01)

Commissions & Awards

  • Bertelsmann World of Expression Award – 1999 Grand Prize
  • Curtis Institute of Music Commission
  • Ewha Womans University Commission
  • Juilliard Orchestra Competition – 1998 Winner
  • Koreana Chamber Music Society Composer-In-Residence
  • Orchestral Works commission for EMI/Stomp Label
  • MIK Ensemble commission for EMI/Stomp Label
  • New York Sinfonietta Composer-In-Residence
  • Presser Career Grant (2002)
  • 5th Seoul International Music Competition Composer-In-Residence
  • Seoul Spring Festival Composer-In-Residence
  • Symphonic Festival Composer-In-Residence

Performance by Ensembles, Soloists, and Conductors

  • Arditti Quartet
  • Atlantic Music Festival Orchestra
  • Bucheon Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Cheongju City Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Curtis Symphony Orchestra
  • Delaware Symphony Orchestra
  • Die Rheinische Philharmonie Koblenz
  • Ensemble NEXT
  • Ensemble TIMF
  • Ensemble San Francisco
  • Euro-Asian Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Ewha Chamber Orchestra with Deutsche Oper Berlin
  • Gangnam Symphony
  • Juilliard Orchestra
  • Koreana Chamber Music Society
  • Korean Symphony Orchestra
  • MIK Quartet
  • New World Symphony
  • New York Sinfonietta
  • Presidential Symphony Orchestra (Turkey)
  • Prime Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Seoul Spring Festival Ensemble
  • Seongnam Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Seoul Spring Festival of Chamber Music
  • Ulsan Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Youth Orchestras of Essex County
  • Andrew Hauze, Andrew Thomas, Benjamin Shwartz, Bert Witzel, Bianca Garcia, David Amado, Dean Whiteside, Dong-Suk Kang, Frank Foerster, Gleb Kanasevich, Heejeong Kye, Jasmine Choi, Jonah Kim, Jonathan Schiffman, Kisun Sung, Nanse Gum, Rossen Milanov, Sangjin Kim, Sarah Hicks, Tharanga Goonetilleke, Thomas Hong

Management
Little Feather Works, Inc.
228 Park Ave S #31975
New York, NY 10003

War Requiem (2007)

3.3.3.3, 6.3.2.1.1, timp., 5 perc., soloists (sop., mez., ten., bar.), large choir, children's chorus, hp., pf., strings // Duration: 50'

Commissioned by the New Person Mission

Credo (2004)

3.3.3.3, 4.3.2.1.1, 2 off-stage tp., timp., 5 perc., sop. solo, bar. solo, large chorus, pf., hp., strings // Duration: 25'

Commissioned by the New Person Mission and the Euroasian Philharmonic

Concerto for Viola and Orchestra (2005)

Solo Viola, 3.3.3.3, 4.3.2.1.1, timp., 3 perc., hp., pf., strings // Duration: 18'

Dedicated to violist Sangjin Kim

Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra (2004)

Solo Clarinet, 2.2.2.2, 4.2.2, timp., 3 perc., hp., Strings // Duration: 16'

Commissioned by clarinetist Heejeong Kye and Stomp/EMI Records

Sacred Meadow (2004)

Solo Flute, Harp, and String Orchestra // Duration: 9'

Commissioned by The Curtis Institute of Music with flutist Bianca Garcia

Exceprts from the Book of Nightmares (2012)

2.2.2.2, 2.2, Timp, 3 Perc., Hp, Strings // Duration: 4'45"

World Premiere AMF Orchestra

Ripples (2016)

2.2.2.2, 4.2.2.1.1, Timp, 3 Perc., Hp, Strings // Duration: 6'

Commissioned by the Gangnam Symphony Orchestra

Jegichagi (2018)

2.2.2.2, 2.2, Timp, 1 Perc., Hp, Strings // Duration: 5' 30"

Commissioned by the Ewha Kammerorchester mit Musikern von Deutsche Oper Berlin

Gotham Loops (2007)

2.2.2.2, 4.2.2.1.1, Timp, 3 Perc., Hp, Strings // Duration: 4'30"

Commissioned by the Prime Philharmonic Orchestra and the 2007 Symphonic Festival

Snooze Phantasm (2006)

Version 1: 3,3,3,3 4,3,2,1, 1 timp, 3 perc players, hp, string orchestra

Version 2: 2,2,2,2 4,2,2 1 timp, 2 perc players, hp, string orchestra // Duration: 4' 30"

Recorded on Stomp/EMI Records

Singularity (2003)

3.3.3.3, 4.3.2.1.1, timp., 4 perc., strings // Duration: 7'

Premiered by the Curtis Symphony

Ash Tree Song (2002)

2.2.2.2, 2.2.1(tbn), timp., 2 perc., hp, strings // Duration: 9'30"

Recorded on Stomp/EMI Records

Steel Mourning (2001)

2.2.2.2, 2.2.1(tbn), timp., 2 perc., hp, strings // Duration: 9'30"

Commissioned by the New York Sinfonietta

Music for Orchestra (1997)

2.2.2.2 4.2.2.1.1 timp., 3 perc., strings // Duration: 4'30"

Performed by the Juilliard Orchestra

Malfunctions (2011)

String Trio // Duration: 8'

Commissioned by Hoam Art Center

Sundial Chronicles (2009)

Clarinet, Janggu, Kayageum, Piano, Violin, and Cello // Duration: 10'

Commissioned by 2009 Seoul Spring Festival of Chamber Music

Performed by violinist Kang Dongsuk, cellist Yang Sung-won, clarinetist Jerry Jae-il Chae, “gayageum” (Korean zither) player Kim Ji-hyun and “janggu” drummer Kim Duk-soo.

Rooftop Fantasy (2008)

Solo Violin // Duration: approx. 5'30"

Commissioned by the 5th Seoul International Competition

Tal (2007)

3 Korean Percussion Players, 4 Violins, 2 Violas, 2 Cellos, 1 Contrabass // Duration: 9'

Commissioned by Ensemble Next and the Ewha Womans University

Continuum (2004)

Double Bass and Piano // Duration: 11'

Commissioned by Curtis Institute of Music and Bert Witzel

Godiva Miniatures (2003)

String Quartet // Duration: 7'

Performed by the Arditti Quartet

Postcard (2004)

Piano Quartet // Duration: 3'

Commissioned by the MIK Ensemble and Stomp/EMI Records

From the Sixth Hour (2004)

Piano Quartet // Duration: 9'

Commissioned by the MIK Ensemble and Stomp/EMI Records

Brass Quintet (2002)

Brass Quintet // Duration: 12'

Performed by the Curtis Brass Quintet

Clarinet Quintet (1999)

Brass Quintet // Duration: 5' 30"

Student Work

Interactions for Winds (1998)

Brass Quintet // Duration: 4'

Student Work

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