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Feb 12 2021

At Play with Nature: Korean Music Performed by gamin


On the first day of the Lunar New Year, South Korean musician gamin will perform a virtual concert of a variety of traditional Korean and contemporary compositions on wind instruments known as the piri, saenghwang, and taepyeongso.

On Friday, Feb. 12 at 12:00 pm, the concert will premiere right here on this 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.

Artist Bio
gamin is a distinguished soloist who tours the world performing traditional and contemporary Korean music. She is also active in participating in numerous cross-disciplinary collaborations. Classically trained in piri (double reed instrument), gamin also performs on the taepyeongso (a shawm) and the saenghwang (free reed mouth organ). What sets her apart from others is her interest in contemporary music and improvisation; in South Korea, she is an innovative pioneer.

gamin is constantly moving forward and pushing boundaries to explore new sonorities with her wind instruments. She has appeared at ISIM (International Society of Improvised Music), the 2014 Vision Festival, and the Silk Road’s Global Musician Workshop. gamin was selected as an Artist-in-Residence sponsored by the South Korean government (2011, 2012), as well as the Asian Cultural Council in 2014. In Seoul, she was a member of the National Gugak Center’s contemporary Korean music orchestra for over ten years. She has a doctoral degree in piri performance from Seoul National University.

This event is made possible thanks to generous donors of the Korean Music Endowment Fund.

Following the Performance:
Meet the Artist – Q&A with gamin and Katherine Lee

Attending this Program?


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