The music of the South Korean performer and composer Yiruma is called modern classics. At the same time, the musician's technique is not traditional. The compositions are simple at first glance to perform, although they do not differ in the complexity of the melody. The rhythm and repetition make them sound like popular movie themes rather than piano recitals.
Translated "Yiruma" means "I will achieve." This name was chosen by Lee Ruma as his stage name. It also became the life motto of the pianist and composer, the first Korean musician to perform at the MIDEM festival in Cannes.
Road to success
The artist's biography began in 1978. The boy was born in Seoul on February 15. He started learning to play the piano at the age of 5. A ten-year-old child entered the English "Purcell School of Music". In 1996 he became a student at King's College. During the training, the pianist's first album "Love Scene" was released, and a tour of Europe took place. His studies ended in 2000. Yiruma performed at the Cannes Music Festival in early 2002.
The debut on the Japanese scene took place in 2004. The best works were released in October of the same year. There were recitals at Kawaguchi Lilia Hall and Kawaguchi Orchard Hall.
The result was the title of one of the most popular Korean New Age artists in the Land of the Rising Sun. In the spring of 2005, the musician presented the collection "Destiny of Love" with new compositions and themes from "Tokyowankei". At the same time he also recorded the disc "Poemusic".
In 2006, the accomplished professional returned to his homeland, where he began serving in the Navy. The musician has become the advertising face for Korea Te. At home, Yiruma won universal recognition for the creation and performance of themes for popular TV series. Two years later, after its completion, the tour of the country "Yiruma Come Back" started.
The concerts were always sold out. In the Korean charts, the author's works occupy the highest positions, the musician has become the most promising performer of his time.
In 2009 and 2010, Yiruma acted as DJ and MC for KBS 1FM and MBC. 8 albums of the artist were released, he wrote a lot of soundtracks for films, musicals, performances. In his homeland, Yiruma brought universal recognition to the themes for popular TV series. He is the author of music for the dramas Spring Waltz and Winter Sonata.
The best collection of the musician was recognized as his 2011 disc "The Best Reminiscent". Millions of views were recruited to videos of performances on YouTube.
Stage and family
In March 2012, Yiruma became a member of the German TV show "Wilkommen Bei Carmen Nebel", in which he became a favorite of the audience. In April, the presentation of the new Yiruma album took place. He toured Australia in May 2013, appeared on local radio and television, and gave interviews. The concert was a success at the Sydney Opera House.
2014 saw triumphs in Malaysia and Hong Kong. The musician's albums went platinum and gold. The fans received the collection "FRAME" in 2017.
The musician also achieved success outside the stage. In his personal life, he is happy.
Son Hye-im became his wife at the end of May 2007. In the same year, on October 7, a daughter, Loanna, appeared in the family.