Ethnomusicology Artist: Bora Ju!

2 Nov

Guest Artist Recital Bora Ju_sized
Ethnomusicology Artist: Bora Ju
Brechemin Auditorium

Saturday Nov 07, 2009 at 7:30 PM
$10 all tickets. Notecard. Cash or check at the door.

Ethnomusicology Visiting Artist Bora Ju performs works from the Korean sanjo tradition as well as contemporary works on the gayageum (zither), with Peter Joon Park providing accompaniment on the janggu (drum). Nuri Jeong also performs on the geomungo (a six-string zither).

Bora Ju
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of South Korea (MCST) proudly presents the 2009 Korean Traditional Artist-in-Residence, Bora Ju, who will be in Seattle during the Residency Program from August 15 through December 15, 2009.

An elegant artist of extraordinary musical talent, the gayageum player Bora Ju is renowned for her exquisite and sophisticated playing. She studied with some of the most celebrated Korean traditional musicians and masters of gayageum that include Hae Sook Kim, Ui Sik Min and Ji Young Lee. Ms. Ju is considered as one of the most quintessentially trained traditional gayageum performers specializing in the performance lineage of Master Sung Geum-Nyeon. She also actively promotes contemporary music with a specialization on the 25-string gayageum.

As a soloist, Bora Ju has performed numerous solo recitals in Seoul, and has frequently appeared on international music and theater festival stages around the world that include the Sibiu International Theater Festival with the group, “Sinjuku Yangsan Bak-King Ebi,” in Sibiu, Romania, the Sixth Annual Junior Leadership Festival in Brazil, the New York Korean Film Festival, the Fourth Annual Pansori Festival in Seoul, the Media Performance “Rhyme Modulation Nong,” in Seoul and the New Year’s Celebration Concert in Jacksonville, Oregon, among others.

Ms. Ju has appeared to critical acclaim as a soloist with many of Korea’s prestigious orchestras including Seoul City Traditional Orchestra, Gyeonggi State Traditional Orchestra and the National Traditional Youth Orchestra. Audiences and critics alike have been enthusiastic in their praise of her playing. Ms. Ju has both her BA and MA degrees from the Korean National University of Arts.

Peter Joon Park
Since 1996, Peter Joon Park has provided janggu accompaniment for gayageum sanjo (Seong Geum-ryeon, Ham Dong-jeong-weol, and Gang Tae-hong ryu), geomun’go sanjo, Hwang Byung-ki compositions for gayageum, Hanyang samhyeon yukkak, and folk songs at numerous concerts in Washington state and in Korea.

One Response to “Ethnomusicology Artist: Bora Ju!”

  1. Linda Ilits November 14, 2009 at 3:40 pm #

    Bora Ju’s performance with Peter Park on the 7th was awesome.
    They are performing at SAAM Sunday the 15th at 3 p.m. A must see!

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