Yongbom Lee, Composer
Yongbom Lee (born in Seoul, South Korea, in 1987) began his musical studies in piano and vocal training at the age of seven. In his early teenage years, he continued his musical education in England and Australia. In 2000 he released his first vocal album for young adults and in 2003 he completed his first piano cycle, including eleven pieces. He graduated in composition from the Yonsei University (BMus) and in 2016 with distinction from the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (Mag. art.). His professors included Michael Jarrell, Johannes Maria Staud, Iris ter-Schiphorst, Reinhard Karger and Cheong-mook Kim. In 2008 he participated in the International Summer Course for New Music (Darmstadt) in composition under the tuition of Wolfgang Rihm, Isabel Mundry, Misato Mochizuki and Marco Stroppa. In this year he founded the composers’ league SUM and gave the first composition concert. In 2009 and 2011 his compositions were selected for the New Music Festival Nong Project and in December 2009 he won the 1st Prize at the Karien Composition Competition (Seoul). In 2013 his chamber piece ›Dessin de rhythme‹ was performed at the Seoul Composition Music Festival. In 2016 Yongbom Lee won a composition competition at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. As a result, his string quartet ›Traces de lumière‹ became the obligatory piece for participants in the VII. International Joseph Haydn Chamber Music Competition; the score was published by Doblinger. In the same year he won the Ö1 Talentebörse Composition Award. In 2017 he receives a Working Scholarship for Composition from the Federal Chancellery of Austria.