장은호 Eun Ho Chang

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BIOGRAPHY

∙경북예고 졸업, 계명대-쇼팽 국립음대 학•석사, 쇼팽 국립음대 작곡, 이론학 박사 학위(Ph.D)

∙Queen Sofia 작곡콩쿠르 우승, 동아콩쿠르 작곡부문 1위, 러시아 제 5,6회 국제 Jurgenson 작곡콩쿠르 각각 2위, 폴란드 국제 I.Paderewski 작곡콩쿠르 1위, 루마니아 국제 George Enescu 작곡콩쿠르 관현악 작품 부문 우승 등 다수의 콩쿠르 경력

∙한국문화예술위원회 “생애 첫 연주회” 및 프라하 파견작곡가 선정

∙폴란드 문화체육관광부에서 다수 작품 위촉

∙개인 작품 CD “산조 시리즈 volume 1” 발매 [Requiem Records, DUX]

∙현재 폴란드 쇼팽 국립 음악대학 강의

In 2013, his piece Fantasia Luminosité for violin solo and orchestra was awarded the 30th Queen Sofia Prize (Spain) as youngest composer. After his premier, he was lauded by the major newspaper of Spain, La Vanguardia, and musical critics like José Luis Pérez de Arteaga gave such eulogies as “Lyrical virtuosity” and “Powerful energetic rhapsodic work”. The following year, he was invited to be a judge for the 31st Queen Sofia Prize. He has also been awarded numerous domestic and international awards, such as the George Enescu International Competition for Composition, Grand Prix of Symphony Section 2011 (Romania), the fifth and sixth International Jurgenson Composition Competition 2nd Prize 2009 and 2011 (Russia), the 2nd Ignacy Paderewski International Composition Competition 1st Prize 2009 (Poland) and Dong-A Music Competition for Composition 1st prize 2009 (Korea).

And Finalist of Geneva Competition in Geneva, Swithzerland in 2013, Semi-Finalist of Queen Elisabeth Competition in Belgium in 2011.

His output since 2005 includes more than 42 works, from solo instruments to full orchestra, as well as choral works and chamber opera.

Eunho Chang has been commissioned to compose new creations by Feeding Music Milan-Music for EXPO 2015, Voix Nouvelles Royaumont, Musica Polonica Nova co-financed by Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in Poland, Royal Castle in Warsaw, Plock Symphony Orchestra, Vacances Percutantes Festival in Marmande, “Hwaum project – Move on Asia”, Ensemble Kwartludium, Opium String Quartet, Ensemble Tactus, Keimyung University and Chopin Trio.

His compositions have been performed by outstanding ensembles and orchestras such as Arditti Quartet, Klangforum Wien, the Ensemble Contrechamps, Divertimento Ensemble, Musiques Nouvelles, Ensemble Tactus, Sound New Ensemble, SurPlus Ensemble, Mark Pekarsky Percussion Ensemble, The President’s Own United States Marine Band, Ensemble SORI, Neo Quartet, Spanish Radio-Television Symphonic Orchestra, Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra, Kyeonggi Philharmonic Orchestra, Suyeol Choi, William Blank, Carlos Kalmar, Enno Poppe, Jean-Paul Dessy, Gregory Charette, Kristof Barati, Michinori Bunya, Felix Renggli, Angele Chemin, Helene Walter (Namascae Ensemble), in most European countries as well as in South Korea and the US, and have been radio broadcast in Spain, Russia, Switzerland and South Korea.

He has been selected as Composer in Residence Voix Nouvelles in Royaumont, France, Tactus Composer’s Forum in Belgium, The National Conservatory of Prague supported by Arts Council Korea and Assistant Residence in the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw.

Eunho Chang’s works are published by Simon Verlag in Germany and Sejong Cultural Society in the US.

A portrait CD, Sanjo Series volume 1 was released on Requiem Records with DUX in Poland in 2015.

Eunho Chang (b.1983, Daegu, South Korea) began his musical study on the piano lesson at the age of seven. He graduated in composition at the Keimyung University (BMus), Fryderyk Chopin University of Music (MMus) and obtained his PhD in musical composition at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music under the supervision of professor Marcin Błażewicz. He has been selected for various workshops and masterclasses, such as Impuls Academy, Voix Nouvelles, Matrix12” by Experimental Studio des SWR in Freiburg, working with leading composers: Unsuk Chin, Chaya Czernowin, Brian Ferneyhough, Beat Furrer, Fabien Lévy, Oscar Bianchi, Clemens Gadenstätter. In 2014, he was granted his portrait concert by Arts Council Korea and also received scholarships Pro Polonia from 2009 to 2011.

He has been a lecturer at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw since 2011, where he currently works.