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"The most promising new work by a young composer I’ve heard in years."

Ivan Hewett, The Telegraph

"A composer of colour, a composer of new dimensions – I’m very impatient to see what he can achieve."

François-Xavier Roth, conductor

"Kafka’s Dream shimmered and glimmered, offering a stylised kind of theatricality."

Neil Fischer, The Times

"Kafka’s Dream managed to say exactly what it wanted in a series of vivid, elegant gestures that never outstayed their welcome."

Andrew Clements, The Guardian

BIOGRAPHY

DONGHOON SHIN – COMPOSER

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Donghoon Shin is a South Korean composer based in London. His music has been performed and commissioned by prominent orchestras, ensembles and festivals such as the London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Gürzenich Orchestra in Cologne, Spanish National Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Ensemble Recherche, Riot Ensemble, Festival d’Automne a Paris, Tongyeong International Music Festival, TIMF Ensemble and Exaudi ensemble.

He won numerous prizes including the Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize in 2016, Goethe Award by Goethe Institut and Tongyeong International Music Festival in 2013 and the Gran Prix of the ANM-BBVA International Composition Concours in 2010. He also served the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group as Young Composer in Residence (2017-18) through the Embedded Scheme of the Sound and Music.

Recent works include Of Rats and Men for chamber orchestra commissioned and premiered by the Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Peter Eötvös and Kafka’s Dream for the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by François-Xavier Roth.

Internationally renowned orchestras will perform new works by Donghoon: the Los Angeles Philharmonic, together with Seoul Philharmonic and Bamberg Symphony commissioned a new orchestral work (WP: May 2021); a new violin concerto (for the violinist Kristóf Baráti and the conductor Boon-Hua Lien) is commissioned by the Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra and the Peter Eötvös Music Foundation (WP: November 2020).

UPCOMING EVENTS

22 Oct 2020

Kafka’s Dream for orchestra

(Cancelled due to Covid-19)

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä (cond.)

Gangneung Arts Center, South Korea

23 Oct 2020

Kafka’s Dream for orchestra

(Cancelled due to Covid-19)

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä (cond.)

Daegu Concert House, South Korea

24 Oct 2020

Kafka’s Dream for orchestra

(Cancelled due to Covid-19)

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä (cond.)

Gumi Culture & Arts Center, South Korea

28 Oct 2020

Kafka’s Dream for orchestra

(Cancelled due to Covid-19)

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä (cond.)

Gwangju Culture & Art Center , South Korea

29 Oct 2020

Kafka’s Dream for orchestra

(Cancelled due to Covid-19)

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä (cond.)

Yeulmaru Art Center, Yeosu, South Korea

30 Oct 2020

Kafka’s Dream for orchestra

(Cancelled due to Covid-19)

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä (cond.)

Busan Cutural Center, South Korea

1 Nov 2020

Kafka’s Dream for orchestra

(Cancelled due to Covid-19)

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä (cond.)

Lotte Concert Hall, Seoul, South Korea

1 Nov 2020

The Hunter’s Funeral for ensemble

(Asian Premiere)

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä (cond.)

Lotte Concert Hall, Seoul, South Korea

TICKETS

12 Nov 2020

Concerto for violin and orchestra

(World Premiere)

Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra, Kristóf Baráti (vl.), Boon-Hua Lien (cond.)

Kodály Centre Concert Hall, Pécs, Hungary

TICKETS

22 Nov 2020

Couplet for solo violin

(World Live Premiere)

Alexandra Wood (vl.)

CBSO Centre, Birmingham, UK

TICKETS

17 Jan 2021

The Hunter’s Funeral for ensemble

(German Premiere)

Ensemble Mediterrain, Bruno Borralhinho (cond.)

Kulturpalast Dresden, Germany

TICKETS

21 Mar 2021

Kafka’s Dream for orchestra

(German Premiere)

Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, Michael Sanderling (cond.)

Kölner Philharmonie, Germany

TICKETS

22 Mar 2021

Kafka’s Dream for orchestra

Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, Michael Sanderling (cond.)

Kölner Philharmonie, Germany

TICKETS

23 Mar 2021

Kafka’s Dream for orchestra

Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, Michael Sanderling (cond.)

Kölner Philharmonie, Germany

TICKETS

2 May 2021

New Orchestra Piece

(World Premiere)

LA Philharmonic Orchestra, Shiyeon Sung (cond.)

Walt Disney Concert Hall, LA, USA

TICKETS

Oct 2021

New Orchestra Piece

(Asian Premiere)

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä (cond.)

Venue TBA

2021/22 (TBA)

New Orchestra Piece

(European Premiere)

Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Conductor TBA

Venue TBA

2021/22 (TBA)

New Piece for Baritone, Trombone and Large Ensemble

(World Premiere)

Riot Ensemble, Aaron Holloway-Nahum (cond.)

Venue TBA