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JINWOOK JUNG

Composer  

Jinwook Jung was born in 1994 in Seoul, South Korea. He started learning piano and violin at the age of six. In 2006, he was accepted as a preliminary student at the Korean National University of Arts, where he studied composition and piano until 2011. He studied composition for his bachelor's degree at the University of the Arts Bremen with Prof. Jörg Birkenkötter, while at the same time working on electroacoustic compositions with Prof. Kilian Schwoon. He studied for a Masters in Composition at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz with Prof. Beat Furrer. Currently he is studying at the Paris Conservatory (CNSMDP) with Prof. Gérard Pesson since 2019.

 

He has won numerous of awards and scholarships, including the Deutschlandstipendium from the National Scholarship Foundation of Germany and one from the DAAD. Since 2015, he has been receiving a scholarship from the Oscar and Vera Ritter Foundation. In the same year he was awarded the prize of the Karlsruhe Composition Competition. In 2016 he was awarded the 1st prize of the Florence Composition Competition for string quartet and the 2nd prize of the International Gesualdo Composition Competition in Italy. His music has been recognized in a number of international music festivals, which includes »Festival Archipel Genève«, »musikprotokoll Graz«, »impuls Festival«, »Daegu International Contemporary Music Festival« in Korea with Ensemble Schallfeld, »martini elettrico Bologna«, »11.11. neue musik«, »Festival ZeitGenuss Karlsruhe« and ZKM »next_generation«. Furthermore he was selected for the masterclass orchestral composition of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra »SWR« with his piece, for the young composer project with ensemble recherche and for the International Composition Masterclasses »Sound of Wander« of Chaya Czernowin and Simon Steen-Andersen in Milan, as well as for the Orchestral Composition Workshop of Franck Bedrossian. In 2018 he had been selected for the »Accademia Chigiana« by Salvatore Sciarrino in Siena, resulting in his piece being performed by Quartetto Prometeo and Matteo Cesari and he was invited to the festival »ManiFeste-2018« of IRCAM with his piece, which has been premiered by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France in Paris.

 

For a starting point to his compositions, he often looks to works or ideas from other fields of art, such as visual art, literature, and architecture. From his homeland, in terms of both the traditional and the present, he is never content to merely "translate" idioms. Rather he ardently seeks ways to reflect on these issues as a means to bring an inspiring vitality to his own ideas in these works.

CV

Background Details

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND 

2019 -

Paris Conservatory CNSMDP, France (Master of Music)

2016 - 2019

University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Austria (Master of Music) 

2012 - 2016

University of the Arts Bremen, Germany (Bachelor of Music)

2006 - 2011

Korean National University of Arts, Seoul, Korea (as a pre-student)

CAREER

2018

Received a commission for »open music«. A new chamber music piece for the musicians of Klangforum Wien.

2018

Invited composer for »musikprotokoll« in Austria,

his piece »Bom?« has been premiered  by ensemble airborne extended.

2018

Invited to the festival »ManiFeste-2018« of IRCAM with his orchestral piece, which has been premiered by the Orchestere Philharmonique de Radio France and selected as an active participant for the orchestral composition masterclass with Franck Bedrossian in Paris.

2018

Selected for the »Chigiana Festival« and the summer academy by Salvatore Sciarrino in Siena,

his piece has been premiered by Quartetto Prometeo and Matteo Cesari.

2018

Received a composition commission for »Text im Klang« by Impuls, Association for the Communication of Contemporary Music Graz represented by Ute Pinter. »Urmeer« trio for saxophone, percussion and piano.

2018

Invited composer for the »Festival Archipel Genève« in Schwitzland,

his piece »Traumbesuch« has been performed by Asasello Quartet as a Swiss première.

2017

Selected for the »Sound of Wander« International Composition Masterclass of Simon Steen-Andersen in Milan. 

2017

Selected for the »Sound of Wander« International Composition Masterclass of Chaya Czernowin in Milan. 

2017

Selected composer for the Daegu International Contemporary Music Festival in South Korea with Ensemble Schallfeld. 

2017

Selected composer for the spring project »Die Zukunft beginnt um 19.15 Uhr«

with ensemble recherche in Freiburg.

2016

2nd prize of the International Gesualdo Composition Competition.

2016 

1st prize of the Florence Composition Competition for string quartet.

2016

Italian premier of his piece at the Festival »martini elettrico« in Bologna.

2016

Participation in the Masterclass Orchestral Composition of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra (SWR) with his piece.

2015

Prize of the Karlsruhe Composition Competition.

2015

World premier of his piece at the electroacoustic music festival  »next_generation 6.0« of ZKM in Karlsruhe.

2015

Scholarship of Oscar and Vera Ritter Foundation. 

2014

World premier of his piece at the contemporary music concert series »konzertreihe 11.11 neue musik« in Delmenhorst of Hans-Joachim Hespos.

2014

Scholarship of National Scholarship Foundation of Germany (Deutschlandstipendium).

2014

DAAD scholarship (DAAD-Stipendium) from University of the Arts Bremen.

2014

His own portrait concert in Seoul, as a contemporary music series by Chang Soo Park.

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

2011

Voluntary worker by Chantiers Jeunesse France; Montendre, France.

2010

Unicef Korea, Seoul Youth Philharmonic Orchestra – Concerts in hospitals, Seniors welfare centers,

Benefit concerts for orphans in Africa.