No results

Shin, Donghoon

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

for violin and orchestra – – timp.3perc – –
Duration: 22' 
WP: Kristóf Baráti (vl.), Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra, Pécs, Hungary, 12.11.2020

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

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

Kafka's Dream (2018–2019)
for orchestra – – timp.3perc – –
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 – – timp.2perc – –
Duration: 6'
WP: London Symphony Orchestra, 20.04.2017

The Hunter's Funeral (2017)
for twelve players – hn.tpt – perc – –
Duration: 10'
WP: Members of the Philharmonia Orchestra, 21.06.2017

Yo (2015)
for large ensemble – – 2perc – hp – pf –
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 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.

More about ricordilab