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Yiruma is a Korean contemporary classical musician who combines melodious Korean compositions with inspiration and emotion.
Yiruma’s musical journey began at the age of five with his fascination for the piano. At the age of ten, he moved to England to pursue his passion for music at the Purcell School of Music. Graduating in 1997, Yiruma attended London University of King’s College to further pursue his aspiration for music and composition.
In 2001, Yiruma released his first album ‘Love Scene’. With friendly melodies joined by his professional performance based on classical music, his soft and mellow musical style gained great interest from the public and the music scene. Yiruma went on to release his second album First Love (2001), which included his No. 1 piece ‘River Flows in You’. Riding an unprecedented wave of popularity in healing and sentimental music, Yiruma has released numerous albums that encompass elements of both the contemporary and classical music genre. Yiruma’s videos on YouTube have reached over 500 million views, which is a strong indication of his worldwide popularity and appeal. His simple, yet melodic and emotional pieces resonate well with the modern listener; millions around the world are moved by his music.
Yiruma’s success continued in the international live stage as well. In 2012 he made an appearance on the German TV show Wilkommen Bei Carmen Nebel and in the following year, he held solo concerts in Poland and Russia. For the second consecutive year in 2014 and 2015, his Singapore concert sold-out to an audience of over 5,000. In 2016, Yiruma continued his successful world tour across Australia, China and United States. His concerts at New York Carnegie Hall and Sydney Opera House have been sold out just 1 month after the public release.
In May 2017, Yiruma will bring his concert back to Sydney again to dear Yiruma fans and music lovers! Be prepared to be enchanted by a magical evening of beautiful, touching renditions of Yiruma's most popular and loved melodies!