** In process of stocking ** Kairos presents Kaleidoscope by Eunho Chang. Born 1983 in Daegu, Republic of Korea, Eunho Chang began his musical studies with piano lessons at the age of seven. He studied composition at the Keimyung University, Fryderyk Chopin University of Music and obtained his PhD in musical composition at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music under the supervision of professor Marcin Błażewicz. He has been selected for various workshops and masterclasses, such as Impuls Academy, Voix Nouvelles, Matrix12 by the Experimental Studio of the SWR in Freiburg, Germany, working with leading composers: Unsuk Chin, Chaya Czernowin, Brian Ferneyhough, Beat Furrer, Fabien Lévy, Oscar Bianchi, Clemens Gadenstätter. In 2014, he was granted a portrait concert by Arts Council Korea and received scholarships Pro Polonia from 2009 to 2011. He has been lecturer at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw since 2011. Eunho Chang’s passion is to express, with contemporary techniques, the various spontaneous timbres, patterns and gestures originating from traditional Korean music. Emulating the aesthetic lines of oriental painting, he tries to express musically the freedom and autonomy of each painted brush stroke. This is the conceptual core of his works.
Percussion Ensemble, The President’s Own United States Marine Band, Ensemble SORI, Neo Quartet, Spanish Radielevision Symphonic Orchestra, Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra, Kyeonggi Philharmonic Orchestra, Suyeol Choi, Sandro Gorli, William Blank, Carlos Kalmar, Enno Poppe, Jeaaul Dessy, Gregory Charette, Kristof Barati, Michinori Bunya, Felix Renggli, Angele Chemin, Helene Walter (Namascae Ensemble), in much of Europe as well as in Republic of Korea and the U.S. His works have also been broadcast over the radio in Spain, Russia, Switzerland and Republic of Korea. He has been selected as Composer in Residence Voix Nouvelles in Royaumont, France, Tactus Composer’s Forum in Belgium, The National Conservatory of Prague supported by Arts Council Korea and Assistant Residence in the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. Eunho Chang’s works are published by Simon Verlag in Germany and Sejong Cultural Society in the U.S. www.eunhochang.com In 2013, his piece Fantasia Luminosité for solo violin and orchestra was awarded the 30th Queen Sofia Prize (Spain).
After its premiere, he was lauded by the major newspaper of Spain, La Vanguardia, and was praised by the critic José Luis Pérez de Arteaga for its “lyrical virtuosity” and as a “powerful energetic rhapsodic work”. The following year, he was invited to be a judge for the 31st Queen Sofia Prize. He has also been awarded numerous awards, such as the Grand Prix of the Symphony Section of the 2011 George Enescu International Competition for Composition, (Romania), 2nd Prize in the 2009 and 2011 International Jurgenson Composition Competitions (Russia), 1st Prize in the 2009 Ignacy Paderewski International Composition Competition, (Poland) and 1st prize in the 2009 Don Music Competition for Composition (Korea). He was also a finalist in the 2013 Geneva Competition in Geneva, Swithzerland and Seminalist in the 2011 Queen Elisabeth Competition (Belgium). Eunho Chang has received commissions from Feeding Music Milausic for EXPO 2015, Voix Nouvelles Royaumont, Musica Polonica Nova cinanced by Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in Poland, Royal Castle in Warsaw, Plock Symphony Orchestra, Vacances Percutantes Festival in Marmande, “Hwaum project – Move on Asia”, Ensemble Kwartludium, Opium String Quartet, Ensemble Tactus, Keimyung University and Chopin Trio. His compositions have been performed by outstanding ensembles and orchestras such as Arditti Quartet, Klangforum Wien, the Ensemble Contrechamps, Divertimento Ensemble, Musiques Nouvelles, Sound New Ensemble, SurPlus Ensemble, Mark Pekarsky.