Sunghyun Lee

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Sunghyun Lee(B.1995) studied composition at Seoul National University from 2014 to 2019 with composer Uzong Choe. Currently he is studying with maestro Ivan Fedele, at the master course of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Italy.
He was selected as the youngest finalist ever in the composition section of the 2015 Geneva International Music Competition (Concours de Genève) and won the Audience Award, Young Audience Award, Musicology Students' Award.
In addition, he was selected as a composer for the 2015 ISCM World Music Festival (Tongyeong), 2021 ISCM World Music Festival (Shanghai), Korean Composer's Night in 2017, Works Formed by Asian Instruments Concert in 2018, Ensemble Mise-en Festival in New York, USA in 2018, PGVIM International Symphosium in Bangkok, Thailand in 2018, Seoul Music Festival, Pan Music Festival, Como Contemporary Music Week, etc.

In 2016, he won the 1st prize in the composition category at the Joong-Ang Music Competition. At the same year, He also participated in the New Music Festival, Singapore, hosted by PAMS (Pacific Alliance of Music Schools), and presented his work as a composition department representative of Seoul National University.
Also, he participated in the project of pianist Jong-hwa Park and the project of recordist Eun-cho Yeom in charge of arrangement and composition. He participated in the contemporary music project “Nouvelle Etudes“ of Seoul National University in 2016, and released the work as an album by the performance of pianist Cho Hye-jung, also the score was published by Studio 2021.
From his teenage, he won 1st place in 2012 Music Journal Concours, Gold Prize in 2013 World Peace Music Festival hosted by Daegu University of the Arts, 2nd place without 1st place in 2014 Student Music Association hosted by Korea Music Association, 1st place in 2014 Estonia College of Music Concours.
Especially, he studied composition on his own from 2008 to 2011, and was selected for the master class of composer Unsuk Chin from 2009 to 2017. In 2011, he selected and participated in the composition academy of the Tongyeong International Music Festival, and in 2014, he presented his work to the Music Drama Academy of the O-jak-gyo project with the performance of the Tongyeong International Music Festival Ensemble (TIMF).
In 2013, he was selected for the “Compose yourself” program of the San francisco Contemporary Music Players, and presented his work with the performance of Friction Quartet.
In 2015, he presented his work with the performance of the Daegu Modern Ensemble at the Daegu International Contemporary Music Festival.
Also, he was awarded the Korean Music Awards of the Rookie Award hosted by the Korean Music Association in 2017.
In addition, he appeared in the Chosun Ilbo Rookie Concert and was selected as Rookie of the Year with the recommendation of the Seoul National University in 2019.
Since 2020, he has been selected as a composer-in-residence for the Millennium Symphony O-jak-kyo Project, and won the 2020 Korean National Composition Award for Newcomer.

He has studied with Ivan Fedele, Unsuk Chin, Uzong Choe, Sirin Nah and Kyungshin Lim. Also, he has completed master classes with Peter Eötvös, Tristan Murail, Toshio Hosokawa, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Ivan Fedele, Ho Chee Kong, Peter Edwards, Clarence Mak, Damien Ricketson, etc.

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Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Chamber Ensemble (5 - 9 instruments)


Night Suite I (Version I) I. Dances of the Stars II. Fragments of the Neonlights III. Dreaming Clouds IV. Whispering Darkness (2021)
Urban Suite I I. Small Temple in the City II. Subway - Goot III. Traffic Toccata IV. Epilogue : Return to the Night Temple (2020)
Need More T,S,D? Sunghyun Lee - Need More T,S,D? : Aleatoric Music for 7 or More Players (2020) (2020)
Onde I (Version I) Onde I pour Six Instrumentistes (2020) I. Stars and Crystals II. Dialogues and Dances (2020)
Onde I (Version II) Onde I pour Six Instrumentistes (2020) I. Stars and Crystals II. Dialogues and Dances (2020)
Dances of the Lights I Sunghyun Lee - Dances of the Lights I (2018, Marimba Version) (2018)
Isle of Ecstasy I I. Solitude II. Fast Machines III. Night Interlude IV. Groove on the Groove V. Dance Forever (2018)
Hmm... do you LOVE suspensions? I. Opening : Knock, Knock, Knock... II. Variation : The Worlds Of Suspensions III. Interlude : Merry – Go – Suspensions (2017)

Ensemble (10 - 19 instruments)


Night Suite I (Version II) I. Dances of the Stars II. Fragments of the Neonlights III. Dreaming Clouds IV. Whispering Darkness (2021)

Solo Instrument


Lumina I Lumina I for Pianoforte (2020) (2020)
Night Objets I I. Dances of the Stars II. Neonlights and Grooves III. Dreaming Clouds (2020)
Glassy, Glossy, Gliss.! 2 Etude-Fantasies : No.2, Glassy, Glossy, Gliss.! (2018)
Hanal-Sori I Hanal-Sori I for Haegeum (2017) (2017)
Mirrors - 6 Hommages and Self - Portrait Mirrors - 6 Hommages and Self - Portrait for Clarinet (2016) (2016)
Colors of Blues 2 Etude-Fantasies : No.1, Colors of Blues (2016)

Concerto


Concerto for Sheng and Orchestra I. Misterioso II. Animato (2020)

Chamber Group ( 2 - 4 instruments )


Andante Luminoso III Andante Luminoso III per Quartetto d'archi (2020) (2020)
Andante Luminoso I Andante Luminoso I for Piccolo, Violin and Violoncello (2020) (2020)
Bam-Sori I Bam-Sori I for Haegeum and Gayageum (2019) (2019)
Lyrical Passages II Lyrical Passages II for Violin and Piano (2019) (2019)
Hon:(魂) Hon:(魂) for Sheng and Pianoforte (2018) (2018)
Bam-Sori II Bam-Sori II for Flute and Gayageum (2018) (2018)
Mirages of Birds I Mirages of Birds I for Piccolo and Clarinet (2018) (2018)
Maximum Mixtures I. Overlap - Breakup - Overlap - Breakup... II. Juxtapose? (2016)
Night Fantasies I. Under the Neonlights... II. Dance on the Groove III. Mad Improvisation IV. Da Lontano - Tension over and over V. Beatbox Forever (2016)
Invisible Dance Invisible Dance for Violoncello and Pianoforte (2016)
Echoes in Between... I Echoes in Between... I for Daegeum and Jang-gu (2016) (2016)
Moment Étincelant Sunghyun Lee - Moment Étincelant pour Quatuor à Cordes (2014) (2014)

Symphony Orchestra


Le Chant de la Lumière I Le Chant de la Lumière I pour Orchestre (2020) (2020)
Sequences and Puzzles I Sequences and Puzzles I for Orchestra (2020) (2020)
Eléments Élastiques Eléments Élastiques pour Orchestre (2016) (2016)

Other Orchestral Ensembles


Isle of Ecstasy II I. Solitude II. Fast Machines III. Night Interlude IV. Groove on the Groove V. Finale : Dance Forever (2020)

Percussion Ensemble


Urban Suite I I. Small Temple in the City II. Subway - Goot III. Traffic Toccata IV. Epilogue : Return to the Night Temple (2020)

String Quartet


Andante Luminoso III Andante Luminoso III per Quartetto d'archi (2020) (2020)
Moment Étincelant Sunghyun Lee - Moment Étincelant pour Quatuor à Cordes (2014) (2014)

Mixed Ensemble


Isle of Ecstasy I I. Solitude II. Fast Machines III. Night Interlude IV. Groove on the Groove V. Dance Forever (2018)

Pierrot Ensemble (fl, cl, vln, vlc, piano)


Hmm... do you LOVE suspensions? I. Opening : Knock, Knock, Knock... II. Variation : The Worlds Of Suspensions III. Interlude : Merry – Go – Suspensions (2017)

String Orchestra


Dream Space I Dream Space I for String Ensemble (2015) (2015)
Andante Luminoso I Andante Luminoso I for Piccolo, Violin and Violoncello (2020) (2020)
Andante Luminoso III Andante Luminoso III per Quartetto d'archi (2020) (2020)
Bam-Sori I Bam-Sori I for Haegeum and Gayageum (2019) (2019)
Bam-Sori II Bam-Sori II for Flute and Gayageum (2018) (2018)
Colors of Blues 2 Etude-Fantasies : No.1, Colors of Blues (2016)
Concerto for Sheng and Orchestra I. Misterioso II. Animato (2020)
Dances of the Lights I Sunghyun Lee - Dances of the Lights I (2018, Marimba Version) (2018)
Dream Space I Dream Space I for String Ensemble (2015) (2015)
Echoes in Between... I Echoes in Between... I for Daegeum and Jang-gu (2016) (2016)
Eléments Élastiques Eléments Élastiques pour Orchestre (2016) (2016)
Glassy, Glossy, Gliss.! 2 Etude-Fantasies : No.2, Glassy, Glossy, Gliss.! (2018)
Hanal-Sori I Hanal-Sori I for Haegeum (2017) (2017)
Hmm... do you LOVE suspensions? I. Opening : Knock, Knock, Knock... II. Variation : The Worlds Of Suspensions III. Interlude : Merry – Go – Suspensions (2017)
Hon:(魂) Hon:(魂) for Sheng and Pianoforte (2018) (2018)
Invisible Dance Invisible Dance for Violoncello and Pianoforte (2016)
Isle of Ecstasy I I. Solitude II. Fast Machines III. Night Interlude IV. Groove on the Groove V. Dance Forever (2018)
Isle of Ecstasy II I. Solitude II. Fast Machines III. Night Interlude IV. Groove on the Groove V. Finale : Dance Forever (2020)
Le Chant de la Lumière I Le Chant de la Lumière I pour Orchestre (2020) (2020)
Lumina I Lumina I for Pianoforte (2020) (2020)
Lyrical Passages II Lyrical Passages II for Violin and Piano (2019) (2019)
Maximum Mixtures I. Overlap - Breakup - Overlap - Breakup... II. Juxtapose? (2016)
Mirages of Birds I Mirages of Birds I for Piccolo and Clarinet (2018) (2018)
Mirrors - 6 Hommages and Self - Portrait Mirrors - 6 Hommages and Self - Portrait for Clarinet (2016) (2016)
Moment Étincelant Sunghyun Lee - Moment Étincelant pour Quatuor à Cordes (2014) (2014)
Need More T,S,D? Sunghyun Lee - Need More T,S,D? : Aleatoric Music for 7 or More Players (2020) (2020)
Night Fantasies I. Under the Neonlights... II. Dance on the Groove III. Mad Improvisation IV. Da Lontano - Tension over and over V. Beatbox Forever (2016)
Night Objets I I. Dances of the Stars II. Neonlights and Grooves III. Dreaming Clouds (2020)
Night Suite I (Version I) I. Dances of the Stars II. Fragments of the Neonlights III. Dreaming Clouds IV. Whispering Darkness (2021)
Night Suite I (Version II) I. Dances of the Stars II. Fragments of the Neonlights III. Dreaming Clouds IV. Whispering Darkness (2021)
Onde I (Version I) Onde I pour Six Instrumentistes (2020) I. Stars and Crystals II. Dialogues and Dances (2020)
Onde I (Version II) Onde I pour Six Instrumentistes (2020) I. Stars and Crystals II. Dialogues and Dances (2020)
Sequences and Puzzles I Sequences and Puzzles I for Orchestra (2020) (2020)
Urban Suite I I. Small Temple in the City II. Subway - Goot III. Traffic Toccata IV. Epilogue : Return to the Night Temple (2020)