Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Mon, Sep 12 2016 7:30 PM

Mills College Ensemble Room
5000 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland CA

Soo Yeon Lyuh, a master of the Haegeum (a Korean two-stringed spike fiddle), will introduce the instrument and perform traditional court and folk music as well as new pieces incorporating electronics by Adria Otte and Edward Shocker.

Rigorously trained in court and folk repertories from a young age, Soo Yeon Lyuh is known for her masterful performances of new compositions for the haegeum. Lyuh has earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as her PhD with highest distinction in Korean musicology from Seoul National University. Lyuh served as a lecturer at Seoul National University and a member of the National Gugak Center’s creative music troupe (Gungnip gugakwon changjakakdan), a government organization of Korea. For the past 10 years, she has performed numerous ensembles and solo pieces of Korean court music, traditional folk music, and especially contemporary music. Currently, she is a visiting scholar at Center for Korean Studies, UC Berkeley. From 2011–12, she was a visiting scholar at the ethnomusicology department, University of Hawai’i at Manoa where she performed with foreign musicians and composers at various concerts and workshops.