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Shin, Donghoon

New Work
for orchestra
WP: Los Angeles Philharmonic; Los Angeles, 02.05.2021 

Of Rats and Men
(2019)
for chamber orchestra
2.1.1.2 – 2.1.1.0 – 6.5.4.3.2
Duration: 11'
WP: Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker, Peter Eötvös (cond.); Berlin, 08.12.2019

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 
pf
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.

In December 2019, Peter Eötvös led the world premiere of Donghoon Shin's a new chamber orchestra piece for the Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker Of Rats and Men. A new work for orchestra commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic will receive its world premiere in May 2020.

In 2019, Donghoon Shin has been selected as laureate of ricordilab, Ricordi Berlin’s international program to promote young composers.

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