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Haegeum Evolution

Performing Arts

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Haegeum Evolution : Various Approaches to Korean Music

KCCLA's Cultural Outreach Program with UCLA

-Date: Friday, May 7, 2021 at 12pm
-Watch on: Zoom Webinar & YouTube UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
-For more info: or 323-936-3015

The Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles (Wijin Park, Director) and University of California, Los Angeles (Katherine In-Young Lee, Professor of Ethnomusicology) present a special online concert 'Haegeum Evolution: Various Approaches to Korean Music' on Friday, May 7, 2021 at 12PM on the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music YouTube channel.

South Korean Haegeum musician, Soo Yeon Lyuh shares her musical journey from performing traditional Korean music genres to her more recent explorations in composing and her collaborations with the Kronos Quartet. This virtual concert is co-sponsored by the Korean Cultural Center of Los Angeles and The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. After the virtual concert premieres on YouTube, join us for a 'Meet the Artist' session on Zoom, moderated by Professor Katherine In-Young Lee.

Soo Yeon Lyuh is a haegeum (Korean two-string bowed instrument) player, composer, and improviser currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her work aims to combine traditional Korean music and improvisatory experimental music, as exemplified in her pieces 'Yessori (2017)' and 'Moment 2020 (2020)', which were commissioned and premiered by the Kronos Quartet. Rigorously trained in court and folk repertories from a young age, Lyuh is known for her masterful performances of new compositions for the haegeum. Lyuh holds a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in Korean Musicology from Seoul National University where she taught for six years. More recently, she has organized workshops and lecture concerts in collaboration with composition and ethnomusicology faculty at UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, UC Davis, Mills College, Stanford, and the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. Lyuh seeks to continually expand contemporary haegeum possibilities by regularly commissioning new works from composers worldwide and engaging with new media and technology.

On Friday, May 7th at 12:00 pm, the concert will premiere on the YouTube page. After the premiere, viewers are welcome to 'Meet the Artist' afterward in a live Zoom session moderated by Professor Katherine In-Young Lee. Details for joining the Zoom session will be provided on the YouTube page.

Last Update : 05-14-2021