© Jeehoon Seo
Jeehoon Seo is currently a freelance composer based in Berlin. He completed his study of composition at the Kookmin University (Korea) and the Hanns Eisler Music Academy in Berlin. His teachers included Hanspeter Kyburz, Wolfgang Heiniger, Kyungjung Kim, Ilsup Kil and Soojung Shin. At present he a member of the Composition Master Class of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Unsuk Chin.
In 2011 Jeehoon Seo won 3rd place in the competition for the Hanns-Eisler Prize for Composition and Interpretation of Contemporary Music. In 2014 there followed a composition commission from the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2015 performances of his works are planned by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France at the Festival d’Automne à Paris, the Ensemble Modern at the cresc… Biennale for Modern Music in Frankfurt / Main, and of his film music in cooperation with the Film Academy of Baden-Württemberg. He has also been invited to the 7th International Composition Seminar of the International Ensemble Modern Academy.
In addition to his work as a composer, Jeehoon Seo is Artistic Director of the Berlin Ensemble Essenz and Director of the Essenz Music Festival, which is supported by the Arts Council of Korea and based in Seoul.
"Phantasmes pour daegeum et ensemble" for daeguem, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, piano, violin, viola, cello and double bass
Egon Schiele: "Mother and Child" (1910) | © Public Domain
"The world stands still.
Only the different worlds within the eyes of everyone
Hewn in stone, experience hides its face
In an upside-down world.
Everyone’s world is different.
As we know it,
The world changes."