Universal Edition - Hyung-ki Joo


Hyung-ki Joo

The Composer

Hyung-ki Joo studied composition with Simon Parkin and Malcolm Singer at the Yehudi Menuhin School. His music has been performed all over the world and by orchestras including the New York Philharmonic and London Philharmonic. He has composed and arranged music for his shows that combine music with comedy and theatre, such as Duel, and for his duo IGUDESMAN & JOO: A Little Nightmare Music & And Now Mozart. In 2001 he arranged and recorded the classical piano works of Billy Joel. More recently, Shani Diluka recorded Joo’s sonnet for solo piano, Chandeliers, on the Mirare label.

Hyung-ki Joo for me is a positive composer full of energy, humour and subtleness. The way that he occasionally puts together different areas of music is functioning perfectly and thus he creates a very fresh feeling- something that we definitely need these days. (Vangelis) 

The range of Joo’s concept of romanticism is boundless. I believe the decorative romanticism inherent to the music of Hyung-ki Joo will find its way to the devoted hearts of music fans. (Giya Kanchelli)

The beauty of his writing emerges with ingenious subtlety, as he knows full well that you need to seduce listeners with charm before devastating them with emotion. (Hans Zimmer)

10 of 10 Works