Seo, Jeehoon - Composer
Born in 1982 in Incheon,
Jeehoon Seo is currently a freelance composer based in Berlin.
He completed his study of composition at the Hanns Eisler Music Academy in Berlin. His primary composition teachers included Hanspeter Kyburz and electronic music composition Wolfgang Heiniger. He was a member of the composition master class of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Unsuk Chin. He participated in composition master class with Tristan Murail and York Höller.
In 2011 Jeehoon Seo won the 3rd place in the competition for the „Hanns-Eisler-Preis für Komposition und Interpretation zeitgenössischer Musik“. 2014 there followed a composition commission from the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. 2015 his piece was played by Asian Composers Showcase with composition commission of Goethe-Institut at Tongyeong International Music Festival and has received "Goethe-Award".
The end of the year 2015 performances of his works are realized by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France at the Festival d’Automne à Paris and the Ensemble Modern at the cresc… Biennale for Modern Music in Hanau. He has also been invited to the 7th International Composition Seminar of the International Ensemble Modern Academy.
He received the residence scholarship for the year 2016 at Künstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf and Künstlerhaus Lukas Ahrenshoop Germany. At the same year he is also invited from the 57th Weimar Master Classes of Composition with Prof. Tristan Murail and his Piece "Élegie" was played with the Ensemble Recherche.
The jury was especially drawn to one particular work by its sophistication, its artistry, its richness in colour, its deep musical texture – and its surprises. The sensitive dramaturgy, demonstrated an ability to adopt an unconventional approach to sound and orchestration, especially by skillfully integrating an „Asian“ wind instrument into a classical chamber ensemble.