Artist Profiles: Yoon Jeong Heo

Yoon Jeong Heo

Yoon Jeong Heo, the leader of Tori Ensemble, is an enthusiastic soloist who cuts across various musical genres, expanding the possibilities of geomungo and Korean music. Heo graduated from the National High School of Korean Traditional Music and received her B.A. and M.A. from Seoul National University.

In 1984, Yoon Jeong Heo initiated her study of geomungo sanjo, with the Living National Treasure Han Gap Duk, obtaining the significant master title “yisuja.”

Heo served as the deputy concertmaster of the Seoul Metropolitan Korean Music Orchestra from 1990 to 1994. She has performed with the German artist Stephan Micus, the San José Chamber Orchestra, and toured Europe, the US, China, and Japan. She was awarded a Ministry of Culture prize in 2008 in the field of Korean traditional music, as well as a fellowship from the Asian Cultural Council.

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.
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