HEO Yoon-jeong

HEO Yoon-jeong

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HEO Yoon-jeong is an active Geomungo soloist and composer. Her talents cut across various musical genres, expanding the possibilities of Geomungo and Korean music by bringing together different genres ranging from traditional music, impromptu music, and contemporary music.

Biography

HEO Yoon-jeong
Geomungo solist, composer
HEO Yoon-jeong is an active Geomungo soloist and composer. Her talents cut across various musical genres, expanding the possibilities of Geomungo and Korean music by bringing together different genres ranging from traditional music, impromptu music, and contemporary music.

She learned the Geomungo Sanjo under the living treasure, HAN Kap-deuk and she has since been designated official successor of the Intangible Asset #16. She received KBS Grand Prize of Korean Traditional Music Award 2009, Meritorious Citation/ ROK Ministry of Culture, Sport, Tourism 2008, 2007-2008 Artist Residence Fellowship of Rockefeller foundation “'Asian Cultural Council New York”. Her album, “Seven Perspectives”(2006 C&L Music Inc.) was the last Korean music which was introduced by Charlie Gillett in his BBC World of Music.
She has held thirteen solo recitals from 1998 to 2010, performed as part of numerous groups and festivals. HEO is leading world music project “Tori ensemble”, “EASTrio” (East Asia String Trio :Korea/Geomungo, China/Pipa, Japan/Shamisen) and Tori Ensemble performed 2010 WOMEX opening concert(the Chaomos of Korean music) in Copenhagen.

Geomungo
The Korean traditional six-stringed zither is said to have been created by Wang San-Ak of the Goguryeo Kingdom in the 4th century; its prototype is found in the ancient murals of Goguryeo. It has six twisted silk strings, which are stretched over 16 fixed frets. The instrument is plucked with a short bamboo rod, which is held in the right hand, and produces deep and majestic sounds. The instrument was particularly revered by the literati of the Joseon Dynasty Particularly.

Activities by years (recent 3 years)

2011
- festival THE WILD WILD EAST : TORI ensemble (Utrecht & Amsterdam, Netherland)
- Sendesaal-Bremen invitational concert : TORI ensemble (Bremen, Germany)
- Centre Culturel Coreen invitational concert (Paris, France)
- Korean Cultural Center UK invitational concert (London, UK)

2010
- 2010 WOMEX opening concert (Copenhagen, Denmark)
- Composer and performer of internet concert 'ResoNations‘ (UN present/ U.S.A, China, Korea)
- Gwangju World Music Festival : East Asia String Trio “EASTrio” (Gwangu , Korea)
-Changwoo World Music Workshop Festival : EASTrio (Seoul, Korea)
-Kioi Hall invitational concert “The night of Korean Traditional Music” (Tokyo, Japan)

2009
-TFF.Rudolstadt - Folk, roots and worldmusic festival (Rudolstadt, Germany)
-EBS SPACE HEO Yoon-jeong’s Geomungo concert (Seoul, Korea)

2008
- Bukchon Changwoo Theater Solo recital “Geomungo Electronika” (Seoul, Korea)
-USA Tour with Tori Ensemble at NY Asia Society / Smithsonian Premier Gallery (New York, U.S.A)
-Geomungo quartet “IM Dong-shik Geomungo Sanjo Full Repertoire” (Seoul, Korea)
-KTPAA Regular Concerts as Special Guest (New York, U.S.A)
- A Special Concert of 21c Korean Music Project “The Korea New Music 'Here & Now' “(New York,
U.S.A)
- The Stone recital “Double Geomungo : KIM Jin-hi & HEO Yoon-jeong” (New York, U.S.A)
- The Korea Society “Reinventing Traditional Korean Music of HEO Yoon-jeong” (New York, U.S.A)

Accolades

2009
- KBS Grand Prize of Korean Traditional Music Award
2008
- Meritorious Citation/ ROK Ministry of Culture, Sport, Tourism
2007-2008
- Artist Residence Fellowship, Rockefeller Foundation 'Asian Cultural Council‘ : New York, U.S.A
1996
- Award in the Traditional Korean Music Category of the “Most Literate Awards”
- Korean Literature Year Organizing Committee
1986
- Meritorious Citation/ ROK Ministry of Culture and Tourism

Discography

HEO Yoon-jeong Geomungo Solo, ,
2006, C&L Music Inc.

1. (Chanting of a person taking pleasure in cultivating moral senses) Composed by: Hwang Byeong-Ki
2. (Underplot) Composed by: Heo Yoon-Jeong
3. Composed by: Lee Geon-Yong
4. out of geomungo short pieces Composed by Lee Tae-Won
5. Solo piece No. 54 Composed by: Lee Seong-Cheon
6. Composed by Lee Hae-Sik
7. 'Desk is desk' out of composed by: Lee Tae-Won