WP: Los Angeles Philharmonic; Los Angeles, 02.05.2021
for violin and orchestra
220.127.116.11 – 18.104.22.168 – timp.3perc – hp.pf – 22.214.171.124.6
Of Rats and Men (2019)
for chamber orchestra
126.96.36.199 – 188.8.131.52 – 184.108.40.206.2
WP: Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker, Peter Eötvös (cond.); Berlin, 08.12.2019
for solo sheng and ensemble
sheng – 220.127.116.11 – 18.104.22.168 – 2perc – hp.pf – 22.214.171.124.1
WP: Wu Wei, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; 21.03.2019
Kafka's Dream (2018–2019)
126.96.36.199 – 188.8.131.52 – timp.3perc – hp.pf – 184.108.40.206.6
WP: London Symphony Orchestra, 24.03.2019
Songs and Games (2018)
four short pieces for piano
WP: Sunwook Kim, 08.01.2018
In This Valley of Dying Stars (2017)
for symphony orchestra
220.127.116.11 – 18.104.22.168 – timp.2perc – hp.pf – 22.214.171.124.6
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
WP: Members of the Philharmonia Orchestra, 21.06.2017
for large ensemble
126.96.36.199 – 188.8.131.52 – 2perc – hp – pf – 184.108.40.206.1
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 King’s College London. He studied composition at Seoul National University with Sukhi Kang and Uzong Choe, and with Julian Anderson at Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He has been mentored by Unsuk Chin and Peter Eötvös.
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 2016 and the UK Critics’ Circle Music Award 2019.
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 Shin: 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).
In 2019, Donghoon Shin was selected as a laureate of ricordilab, Ricordi Berlin’s international program to promote young composers.
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