Biography of Isang Yun (1917-1995)

17.09.1917
Born in San Chung Gun, sun of a poet
Grew up in the occupied Korea and became a resistance fighter at young age.
1943
Arrested because of subversive work against Japanese
Became a victim of turture during World War II
Studies composition, theory and cello in Tokio
1945
Teaches at Korean schools and universities
1956
Composition award and studentship for studying in Europe (Paris, Berlin and Darmstadt, with Blacher, Rufer and Schwarz-Schilling)
1963
Composition of Garak for flute and piano
1967
Was abducted by the Southern Korean intelligence service from Germany and arrested until 1969. During this time he was also tortured again.
1970
Final discharge due to international pressure. Lectorship at the University of music in Berlin.
1971
Gets German citizenship
1984
Foundation of an Isang-Yun-Institute in Northern Corea
07.11.1988
Roberto Fabbriciani plays the premiere of Sori for flute solo at Carnegie Hall
03.11.1995
Dies in Berlin

Sheet music for flute:

Salomo - aus der Cantate "Der weise Mann" (19978/78)
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(alto flute (flute))
Bote & Bock (now Boosey & Hawkes), 6c678B
Rating: difficult
  1. Viertel ca. 60


Sori - für Flöte solo 1988
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(flute)
Bote & Bock (now Boosey & Hawkes), 2/M1189
Rating: difficult
  1. Viertel = 76
Dedicated to the flutist Roberto Fabbriciani, who also played the premiere of the piece at Carnegie Hall
Sori is a corean word for voice or singing.


Literature von/über Isang Yun

Last edit 07.04.2013