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date: 20 August 2019

Lee Young-jalocked

  • Keith Howard

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(b Wŏnju, Kangwŏn province, June 4, 1931). Korean composer. She studied with La Un-Yong at Ewha Women’s University in Seoul (BA 1954, MA 1956), with Aubin and Noël Gallon at the Paris Conservatoire (1958-61), with Marcel Quinet at the Conservatoire Royal de Musique in Brussells (1969–72), at the Manhattan School of Music (1969) and at Sorbonne University (diploma 1989). She was professor and director of the composition department at Ewha Women’s University (1961–83), occasional lecturer at Seoul National University and other universities in Korea and guest lecturer at the Sorbonne (1989). She was awarded the 8th Korean National Composer’s Prize (1986) and, for her Cantata, the National Grand Prize (1995). The most senior of Korean women composers, her works have been performed in the Americas, Asia, Australasia and Europe as well as in Korea....

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