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Jae-Moon Lee

Biography:

Jae-Moon Lee (born in Seoul) is a classical music composer. His orchestral and ensemble works have been presented in the UK, France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Slovakia, Mexico, Taiwan and South Korea. Jae-Moon's orchestral work, Seven Days / Stained Glass / Mirror, written in his mid 20s was awarded the 1st prize at the Queen Sofia International Composition Prize, Spain, and premiered by the Spanish Radio and Television Orchestra. The orchestral piece has been performed by the Seoul Gangnam Symphony Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico, and is planned to be presented by the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra. For his ensemble works, he received the 1st prize at the Valentino Bucchi International Composition Prize in Rome and was chosen for the ISCM World New Music Days Festival held in Austria and Slovakia.

Jae-Moon is mainly based in the UK. In London, his ensemble works have been performed in the British Museum, and he wrote an orchestral piece for the London Symphony Orchestra as part of the Panufnik Young Composers Scheme. Jae-Moon had a portrait concert in the World Event Young Artists Festival in Nottingham. He was selected to participate in the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme in Aldeburgh, where he had a workshop with a composer Helmut Lachenmann and represent a piano work at the Aldeburgh Music Festival.

Jae-Moon Lee is currently pursuing PhD studies in composition under the supervision of Richard Causton at the University of Cambridge. Jae-Moon completed a master's degree studying with Adam Gorb and David Horne at the Royal Northern College of Music, and a postgraduate diploma studying with Joe Cutler at the Birmingham Conservatoire. He was awarded several academic prizes including the Soroptimists International of Manchester Award for Composers, the Patricia Cunliffe Composition Prize and the Birmingham Conservatoire PgDip Prize. Jae-Moon's studies in the UK were generously supported by the Zochonis Charitable Trust (Manchester) and the Waverley Fund (California). Before coming to the UK, he received a bachelor's degree at the Chung-Ang University in South Korea.

Scholarships and Grants

· Bursary supported by the Helen Hamlyn Trust to participate in the LSO Panufnik Scheme (London, 2013)

· Royal Northern College of Music Scholarship, supported by the Waverley Fund (California, USA, 2012 - 13)

· Royal Northern College of Music Studentship (Manchester, 2012 - 13)

· Grants for international activities sponsored by the Arts Council Korea (Korea, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014)

· Royal Northern College of Music Scholarship, supported by the Zochonis Charitable Trust (Manchester, 2011 - 12)

· Royal Northern College of Music Entrance Award (Manchester, 2011 - 12)

· Bursary to participate in the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme (Aldeburgh, 2012)

· Birmingham Conservatoire Scholarship (Birmingham, 2010 - 11)

· Chung-Ang University Arts Scholarship (Korea, 2005, 2007)

 

Awards

· 1st prize at the 26th Queen Sofia International Composition Award (Madrid, 2009)

· 1st prize at the 35th International Valentino Bucchi Composition Prize (Rome, 2012)

· 1st prize at the Master Hsing Yun International Composition Competition (Taipei, 2005)

· The Soroptimists International of Manchester Award for Composers (Manchester, 2013)

· Royal Northern College of Music Gold Medal for Composer (Manchester, 2013)

· The Patricia Cunliffe Composition Prize (Manchester, 2012)

· Birmingham Conservatoire 2011’s PG DIP Prize (Birmingham, 2011)

· 1st prize at the Pusan Orchestra Composition Competition (Pusan, Korea, 2008)

· 2nd prize at the 45th Dong-Ah Daily Musical Competition (Seoul, 2005)

· Composition award at the 40th Seoul Music Festival, Orchestral division (Seoul, 2008)

· Composition award at the 39th Seoul Music Festival, Song division (Seoul, 2007)

· Composition award at the 37th Seoul Music Festival, Chamber division (Seoul, 2005)

 

Selections for Festivals and Projects

· ISCM World New Music Days, Individual Section (Vienna, Košice and Bratislava, 2013)

· London Symphony Orchestra's Panufnik Composers Scheme (London, 2013)

· 36th International Forum of New Music, 'Manuel Enriquez' (Mexico City, 2014)

· 34th International Forum of New Music, 'Manuel Enriquez' (Mexico City, 2012)

· 2011 International Composers Pyramid - Sounds New Festival (Canterbury, UK and Lille, France, 2011)

· World Event Young Artists Festival (Nottingham, 2012)

· Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme (Aldeburgh, 2012)

· North Highland Connections Creative Week (Thurso, Scotland, 2012)

· 3rd Orchestral Composition Festival run by the Arts Council Korea (Seoul, 2008)

· 71st Cho-Sun Daily Debut Concert (Seoul, 2008)

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