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작곡가 아틀리에 렉러 COMPOSERS' ATELIER LECTURE 2022.4.6. 14:30-16:00 공용 스튜디오 예술의전당 국립예술단체 공연연습장 오늘의 음익, 내일의 클래식

KNSO Composers’ Atelier

Program Period
January 2021 to December 2021
Program Director
Texu Kim(ppointed as a composer-in-residence at the Korean National Symphony Orchestra from 2014 to 2016., tanding professor of Composition and Music Theory Dept. at San Diego State University)
Derek Bermel, Nina C. Young
Participating Composers
Jungyoon Wie, Youngjin Lim, Min-Jae Jeon, Yie-eun Chun, Hyun-sik Chung


  • Texu Kim

    Texu Kim

    • Won the award for composition of the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung, etc.
    • Appointed as a composer-in-residence at the Lucerne Festival, and taught composition at the music academy.
    • Appointed for the BBC Radio 3, the Munich Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, etc.
    • Standing professor at the Lucerne School of Music.
  • Derek Bermel

    Derek Bermel

    • Composer and clarinetist
    • Earned B.A. and D.M.A. degrees from Yale University and the University of Michigan.
    • Received the Alpert Award, Rome Prize, the Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, etc.
    • Founded the New York Youth Symphony’s Composition Program, and mentors young composers through ACO’s educational programs.
    • In charge of Copland House's CULTIVATE emerging composers institute.
  • Nina C. Young

    Nina C. Young

    • Graduated from McGill University and MIT, and completed her D.M.A. at Columbia University.
    • Associate professor of Composition at the USC Thornton School of Music.
    • Co-artistic director of New York’s Ensemble Échappé.
    • Won the Rome Prize.
    • Conducted various projects, such as the NY Philharmonic’s Project 19, The Glow that Illuminates for the American Brass Quintet, and an immersive audio-visual installation version commissioned by EMPAC.

Participating Composers

She is well-accomplished with both talent and skills.
Her different colors and interesting textures in music are noteworthy.

- Comment by 2021 Composers’ Atelier’s judge -

Jungyoon Wie

Jungyoon Wie / 위정윤

  • Earned her B.A. in Music Theory and Composition at the College of Wooster.
  • Received her D.M.A. in Composition at the University of Michigan.
  • Won the ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Award in 2020.
  • Awarded the Rackham Fellowship from the University of Michigan in 2020.
  • The Del Sol String Quartet won the Just Intonation: Call for Proposal in 2019.

A trustworthy composer you can entrust work to get done right.
She is highly skilled in her field and exhibits romantic imagination.

- Comment by 2021 Composers’ Atelier’s judge -

Youngjin Lim

Youngjin Lim / 임영진

  • Earned his B.A. in Composition at Sangmyung University.
  • Received his M.A. in Composition from the Royal College of Music in London.
  • Studied the Meister Klasse of Electronic Music Composition at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.
  • Won 2nd prize (tie for 1st prize) at the 2019 Franz Josef Reinl Foundation International Music Competition.
  • Won 3rd prize (tie for 2nd prize) at the 2018 Karol Szymanowski International Music Competition.
  • Won a prize at the 2018 Seoul International Computer Music Festival 2018 Call for Works.
  • Won a runner-up prize in the Orchestral Category at the 1st Agape International Church Music Composition Competition & Festival in 2016.

I am eagerly looking forward to his future musical accomplishments.
His colorful imagination within a free form and flow of music garners a keen interest.

- Comment by 2021 Composers’ Atelier’s judge -

Min-Jae Jeon

Min-Jae Jeon / 전민재

  • Studied Composition at the Korea National University of Arts and the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich.
  • Composer-in-residence at Ujung Art Center in 2014.
  • Selected one of the top 10 artists for the next generation by Auditorium monthly magazine in 2013.
  • Won a participation prize the 7th Daewon Music Awards in 2013.
  • Won the Youngest Musician Prize at the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition in 2009.
  • Lecturer at the Korea National Institute for Gifted in Arts, and the Korea National University of Arts.

She has a well-rounded, solid musical foundation.
Her music built on her solid foundation makes one eager to hear more.

- Comment by 2021 Composers’ Atelier’s judge -

Yie-eun Chun

Yie-eun Chun / 전예은

  • Earned her B.A. in Composition at Seoul National University.
  • Earned her M.A. in Composition at Eastman School of Music.
  • Earned her D.M.A. in Composition at Indiana University,
  • Won a prize in the Music Category at the 1st Young Artist Award of the National Academy of Arts, ROK in 2022.
  • Won the Young Composer Prize at the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards in 2013.
  • Appointed as a composer-in-residence and chosen for a full scholarship at the Tanglewood Music Festival in 2013.
  • Lecturer (Composition and Music Theory) at Seoul National University, Yonsei University, etc.

She’s got a talented ear for music.
I am curious about how her time sense and balance will harmonize with orchestral music.

- Comment by 2021 Composers’ Atelier’s judge -

Hyun-sik Chung

Hyun-sik Chung / 정현식

  • Earned his B.A. in Composition at Yonsei University.
  • Performed at the Chosunilbo Debut Concert in 2017.
  • Won 3rd prize (tie for 2nd prize) at the Jungang Music Concours in 2015.
  • Won the 1st-place prize at the Music Association of Korea Concours in 2008.
  • Co-planner and performer for the Some Music Series project.

KNSO Composers’ AtelierCURRICULUM


Today’s Music, Tomorrow’s Classical Music – Lecturer: Heekyung Lee (Musicologist)

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The world of music works focused on major orchestral works of composers - Lecturer: Derek Bermel (composer & clarinetist), Nina C. Young (composer)

렉쳐 작곡가들의 주요 관현악 작품을 중심으로 들여다보는 작품 세계 강의 사진1
렉쳐 작곡가들의 주요 관현악 작품을 중심으로 들여다보는 작품 세계 강의 사진2
렉쳐 작곡가들의 주요 관현악 작품을 중심으로 들여다보는 작품 세계 강의 사진3

Meeting with a Mentor & Mentoring

- Mentor: Texu Kim (composer & director of the program Composers’ Atelier)

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Orchestra Reading

Orchestra reading and feedback program in which the creative music works are composed by the five participating composers.

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