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Jae-Moon Lee was born in Seoul, Korea in 1982. He studied composition with Lee Je Park at the Chung-Ang University in Korea. He received a scholarship to study with Joe Cutler and Howard Skempton at the Birmingham Conservatoire in the UK, where he completed a Postgraduate Diploma with distinction and received the Birmingham Conservatoire PgDip Prize. He also studied with Adam Gorb, David Horne and Paul Patterson for a Master’s Degree at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, funded by a RNCM Entrance Award and Scholarships. His studies were generously supported by the Zochonis Charitable Trust and the Waverley Fund. Jae-Moon is currently pursuing doctoral studies under the supervision of Richard Causton at the University of Cambridge.

Jae-Moon Lee was awarded the 1st prize at the 26th Queen Sofia International Composition Award in Madrid, the 1st prize at the 35th Valentino Bucchi International Composition Prize in Rome, the 1st prize at the Master Hsing Yun International Composition Competition in Taipei, the 1st prize at Pusan Orchestral Composition Competition in South Korea, and the 2nd prize in the 45th Dong-Ah Daily Musical Competition in South Korea. He also won several music prizes in Orchestral, Chamber and Song divisions of the 2005, 2007 and 2008 Seoul Music Festivals in Korea, and from the RNCM in the UK, the Soroptimists International of Manchester Award for Composers and the Patricia Cunliffe Composition Prize.

His works were selected for several festivals, including the ISCM World New Music Days held in Slovakia and Austria, 2013 and in Slovenia, 2015, the 2011 International Composer Pyramid held in the UK and France, the 2012 and 2014 International Forum of New Music, Manuel Enriquez, in Mexico, the 3rd Orchestral Composition Festival run by the Arts Council Korea and the 71st Cho-Sun Daily Debut Concert in Korea.

Jae-Moon is mainly based in the UK. In London, his ensemble works have been performed in the British Museum, and he wrote an orchestra work for the London Symphony Orchestra as part of the Panufnik Young Composers Scheme. He also had a portrait concert for the World Event Young Artists Festival in Nottingham, and was selected to participate in the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme in Aldeburgh, where he studied with an eminent composer Helmut Lachenmann to represent a piano work in the Aldeburgh Music Festival. In Scotland, he was selected to participate in the North Highland Connections Creative Week, 2012. In 2009, 2012, 2013 and 2014, the Arts Council Korea sponsored his international activities.

From 2009 to 2010, Jae-Moon temporarily worked as an arranger for the Millenium Choir in Spain and the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. From 2008 to 2009, he worked as an assistant composer for a ballet work at the Korean National Ballet. He also worked to design an 'educational project for young children' run by the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and UNICEF on a part-time basis. He was chosen as a jury member of the 27th Queen Sofia International Composition Award, after receiving a prize in the previous year. His works have been played by the Spanish Radio and Television Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico, the Korean Gangnam Symphony Orchestra, the Pusan Festival Symphony Orchestra, the Seoul Classical Players Orchestra, the Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Northern College of Music Brand New Orchestra and various ensembles such as the NYOS Futures, the Thumb, the Quasars, the TIMF, the So-ri, the Roberts String Quartet, the Royal Northern College of Music New Ensemble, the ICP, the DISSONANCE QUARTET, L'ame and Caractère. His works are planned to be played by the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra in Barcelona and the CEPROMUSIC in Vietnam.

 

 

Short Biography

Jae-Moon Lee (born in Seoul) is a composer of contemporary classical music. His orchestral and ensemble works have been presented in the UK, France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Slovakia, Mexico, Taiwan and South Korea. Jae-Moon's orchestral work, Seven Days / Stained Glass / Mirror, written in his mid 20s was awarded the 1st prize at the Queen Sofia International Composition Prize, Spain, and premiered by the Spanish Radio and Television Orchestra. The orchestral piece has been performed by the Seoul Gangnam Symphony Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico, and is planned to be presented by the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra. For his ensemble works, he received the 1st prize at the Valentino Bucchi International Composition Prize in Rome and was chosen for the ISCM World New Music Days Festivals held in Austria and Slovakia, 2013 and in Slovenia, 2015.

Jae-Moon is mainly based in the UK. In London, his ensemble works have been performed in the British Museum, and he wrote an orchestral piece for the London Symphony Orchestra as part of the Panufnik Young Composers Scheme. He had a portrait concert in the World Event Young Artists Festival in Nottingham. He was selected to participate in the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme in Aldeburgh, where he had a workshop with an eminent composer Helmut Lachenmann to represent a piano work at the Aldeburgh Music Festival.

Jae-Moon Lee is currently pursuing doctoral studies in composition under the supervision of Richard Causton at the University of Cambridge. Jae-Moon completed a master's degree studying with Adam Gorb and David Horne at the Royal Northern College of Music, and a postgraduate diploma studying with Joe Cutler at the Birmingham Conservatoire. He was awarded several academic prizes including the Soroptimists International of Manchester Award for Composers, the Patricia Cunliffe Composition Prize and the Birmingham Conservatoire PgDip Prize. Jae-Moon's studies in the UK were generously supported by the Zochonis Charitable Trust (Manchester) and the Waverley Fund (California). Before coming to the UK, he received a bachelor's degree at the Chung-Ang University in South Korea.

 

 

 

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