Ennio Morricone Tribute Concert
1. Hong Jin-ho, Cho Young=hoon, Danny Koo
2. Sung Min-je, Park Jong-ho, Lee Da-eun, Cho Sung-woo, Im Yun-hui
Cinema, Music, and Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone, a legendary composer who left a mark in the history of film music in the 20th century, died at the age of 92 on July 6, 2020.
The JIMFF 2020 features a concert in memory of Ennio Morricone, the film score maestro who took his last breath after leaving behind great soundtracks for hundreds of films including A Fistful Of Dollars, Once Upon A Time In America, The Mission, Nuovo Cinema Paradiso, Love Affair, and The Hateful Eight.
With the best musicians giving performances in different forms such as concerto and monologue, this event will be an important opportunity to remember the late composer, experience the greatest films of all time in a new way, and have a better understanding of melodies familiar to our ears.
He is a composer and music director. He previous served as the director of the Jecheon International Music and Film Festival and returned to his former position this year. He has been creating timeless beloved film soundtracks with his artistic sensibility and insight. With his works for influential films Christmas In August (1998), One Fine Spring Day (2001), and Late Autumn (2011), he won the Best Music at the 2004 Blue Dragon Film Awards and at the 2011 and 2016 Golden Bell Awards.
She is a member of female duos, Blue Marguerite, and published an album called Time Is Machine in 2019. She is a vocalist who has been participating in various projects including the soundtrack of the film Whispering Corridors 6.
Known for his sophisticated performance and artistic sensibility, cellist Jinho Hong has been receiving positive reviews from audiences and critics after collaborating with Seoul Solist Cello Ensemble and Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra in Korea and German chamber orchestras such as the one in Würzburg and Shumen State Philharmonic Orchestra in Bulgaria abroad. In 2019, he became the winner of a JTBC reality survival show called SuperBand, exploring other genres of music.
Pianist Younghoon Cho graduated from College of Music, Seoul National University, and made his debut at the 73rd Chosunilbo Debut Concert. He got scholarships to pursue studies and hone his musical skills for two years at Liszt Academy in Hungary after winning the first Korean Liszt Competition as part of the Liszt Festival commemorating the 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korean and Hungary.
Violinist Danny Koo graduated from New England Conservatory of Music with a Master of Music degree and traveled around the world as a chamber musician, soloist, and orchestra concertmaster. He collaborated with Donald Weilerstein, Lucy Chapman, Paul Biss, and Soovin Kim. He was selected to join the chamber music residency programs at the BANFF Centre and the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival. He was also invited to the Summerfest at La Jolla as a “rising musician.”
He is a double bassist and a member of Sung Minje &. He was the youngest Asian musician who won the globally renowned International Johannes Matthias Sperger Competition for Double Bass and International Serge Koussevitzky Double Bass Competition in St. Petersburg, Russia at the age of 16. He also shared the second prize at the Markneukirchen International Instrumental Competition in Germany and won the Kumho Musician of the Year. Currently, he is taking on new challenges by becoming a music director of his own Clazz Philharmonic Orchestra.
He is a member of Sung Minje &. He graduated from Korea National University of Arts with a master’s degree. He won the first prize at the Korea Guitar Association Competition and the second prize at the Guitar Competition in Korea. That did not award the first prize. In 2012, he released his first solo album, Asturias: Leyenda, with the label DECCA for the first time as a classic guitarist. Currently, he is teaching at Yewon School, Seoul Arts High School, DGIST (Daegu Institute of Science and Technology), and College of Music, Seoul National University.
The violinist Lee Daeun is a member of Sung Minje & a leader of the ensemble LUXE. She graduated from Korea National University of Arts. She was a concertmaster of The Strings employed by a KBS show Yoon Gun’s The Concert, a member of Joy of Strings, a leader of Emotion Quartet, and a guest violinist of Erato Ensemble. She has been actively participating in a wide range of projects including film soundtracks, TV commercials, international film festivals and other events, and solo albums.