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Shin, Donghoon

Anecdote (2019)
for solo sheng and ensemble
sheng – 1.1.1.1 – 1.1.1.0 – 2perc – hp.pf – 1.1.1.1.1
Duration: 13'
WP: Wu Wei, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; 21.03.2019

Kafka's Dream (2018–2019)
for orchestra
3.3.3.3 – 4.3.3.1 – timp.3perc – hp.pf – 14.12.10.8.6
Duration: 13' 
WP: London Symphony Orchestra, 24.03.2019

Songs and Games (2018)
four short pieces for piano 
Duration: 10'
WP: Sunwook Kim, 08.01.2018

In This Valley of Dying Stars (2017)
for symphony orchestra
3.3.3.3 – 4.3.3.1 – timp.2perc – hp.pf – 14.12.10.8.6
Duration: 6'
WP: London Symphony Orchestra, 20.04.2017

The Hunter's Funeral (2017)
for twelve players
fl.cl – hn.tpt – perc – hp.pf – 2vl.vla.vc.db
Duration: 10'
WP: Members of the Philharmonia Orchestra, 21.06.2017

Yo (2015)
for large ensemble
1.1.1.1 – 1.1.1.0 – 2perc – hp – pf – 1.1.1.1.1
Duration: 12'
WP: Ensemble intercontemporain, 27.11.2015
Born in South Korea in 1983, Donghoon Shin lives in London, where he is pursuing a PhD in composition under the supervision of Sir George Benjamin at the King’s College. He studied composition at Seoul National University with Sukhi Kang and Uzong Choe, and with Julian Anderson at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He also privately studied with Unsuk Chin.

Being an admirer of J. L. Borges’ works, Donghoon Shin finds inspiration in the interconnectedness of the matters: “I was completely entranced by his writing and the idea of intertextuality. […] Through Borges‘ works, I’ve learnt how to mix and juxtapose disparate things to create a new meaning.” Donghoon Shin won prestigious awards such as the Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize in 2016.

Donghoon Shin composes a new chamber orchestra piece for the Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker and the conductor Peter Eötvös (December 2019), and a new work for orchestra commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

In 2019, Donghoon Shin has been selected as one of the laureates of ricordilab.

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