“A piece of sunshine”
Photo: Kwonhan Bae
Yeonju Kim was born in Busan in 1995 and graduated from Busan Arts High School in 2014. She then studied composition at Hanyang University in Seoul with Sun-Hee Cho, Ji-Hyang Kim, Jongwoo Yim and Myunghoon Park.
In 2018 she was selected for the JoongAng Music Concours (composition) and for the composition competition of the Contemporary Music Society in Seoul. In the same year she was honored at the Seoul Composition Music Festival in the field of chamber music, took third place in the Younghi Pagh-Paan International Composition Prize and won the Calefax Composers Competition. One of her compositions was performed in 2019 at the concert for young composers held by the newspaper Chosun Ilbo.
“A piece of sunshine (2017)” for flute, clarinet, violin and celloPhoto: Yeonju Kim This composition is based on images associated with the word “sunshine”. Sunlight takes many other forms besides that of light emitted from the sun. Of these, I selected three basic forms to use for my composition:
1. one singular piece,
2. a mixture of pieces,
3. diffused pieces.
Regardless of the order, these three images are cross-referenced in the course of my composition.