10.11, 7:00 pm | The Wrocław Philharmonic Concert Hall

Geomungo Factory
Yoo Mi-Young
— geomungo
Lee Jeong-Seok — geomungo
Jeong Ein-Ryoung — geomungo
Kim Sun-A — gayageum



Miyeon & Park
Miyeon
— piano
Park Je Chun — percussion instruments




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Geomungo Factory / Miyeon & Park
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Geomungo Factory
Yoo Mi-Young
— geomungo
Lee Jeong-Seok — geomungo
Jeong Ein-Ryoung — geomungo
Kim Sun-A — gayageum


Four young musicians met in 2007 and have set themselves the objective of presenting the audience all over the world the fascinating sounds of geomungo, the traditional Korean instrument. It is a kind of zither, the origin of which dates back to the 4th century. In order to bring to life their artistic visions, the musicians introduced new types of this instrument, such as the electric geomungo, the cello geomungo, the mini geomungo (resembling a guitar) and the xylophone geomungo. Thus, they created, as the name of the ensemble indicates, a kind of a modern geomungo factory. In this factory, they “produce” the contemporary dimension of the South Korean music — an art by all means interesting, because it is not limited to certain styles or conventions. The ensemble offer very creative, almost experimental, diverse musical expressions originating from many traditions — both the East and the West. They combine the meditative and spiritual essence of Korean musical culture with the influences of contemporary music that surrounds them. The innovation of the Geomungo Factory’s artistic activities makes the ensemble one of the most exciting voices of the Korean music scene’s avant-garde, as well as its native tradition.


Miyeon — piano
Park Je Chun — percussion

The duo base their music in their indigenous musical tradition. The sounds of Korean music combine with jazz and contemporary Western art music. They are undoubtedly under the influence of free jazz — it can be said that on the South Korea’s music scene they are the pioneers of free improvisation. Both Miyeon, who plays the piano, and the drummer Park have received academic musical education in the fields of contemporary music and composition. They also studied the musical culture of their country, in particular the shamanic, Pansori and Samulnori music. Combining the aforementioned musical worlds with contemporary jazz, they create a unique style. They play their innovative music not only in their country — they tour successfully all over the world. The duo was awarded many national prizes — they received the Korean Music Awards for the best crossover album and for the best instrumental music album, while in a poll conducted by the “Jazz People” magazine the duo’s recordings were in the top 10 of the Korean 21st century jazz.