"My music, simply put, is to express the sound of nature in a combination of various tones. These sounds instantly mix harmoniously and appear as complex second dimensional reverberations of abstract sounds. This is a holistic description of my music."
- Composer Eunho Chang
Eunho Chang's passion is to express, with contemporary techniques, the various spontaneous timbres, patterns and gestures originating from traditional Korean music. Also, emulating the aesthetic lines of oriental painting, he tries to express musically the freedom and autonomy of each painted brush stroke. This is the conceptual core of his works.
His piece Fantasia Luminosité for violin solo and orchestra was awarded the 30th Queen Sofia Prize in Spain 2013 as youngest composer. After his premier, he was lauded by the major newspaper of Spain, La Vanguardia, and musical critics like José Luis Pérez de Arteaga gave such eulogies as “Lyrical virtuosity” and “Powerful energetic rhapsodic work”. The following year, he was invited to be a judge for the 31st Queen Sofia Prize. He has also been awarded numerous domestic and international awards, such as the International Composition Competition for the Centenary of the Society of Authors ZAiKS for "Phenomenon for orchestra" 2nd Prize 2018 (Poland), the Karol Szymanowski International Music Competition in the discipline of composition 3rd Prize 2018 (Poland), the George Enescu International Competition for Composition, Grand Prix of Symphony Section 2011 (Romania), the fifth and sixth International Jurgenson Composition Competition 2nd Prize 2009 and 2011 (Russia), the 2nd Ignacy Paderewski International Composition Competition 1st Prize 2009 (Poland), Dong-A Music Competition for Composition 1st prize 2009 (Korea), Finalist of Geneva Competition in Geneva, Swithzerland in 2013 and Semi-Finalist of Queen Elisabeth Competition in Belgium in 2011.
Eunho Chang has been commissioned to compose new creations by Feeding Music Milan-Music for EXPO 2015, Voix Nouvelles Royaumont, Musica Polonica Nova co-financed by Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in Poland, Royal Castle in Warsaw, Plock Symphony Orchestra, Vacances Percutantes Festival in Marmande, "Hwaum project - Move on Asia", Ensemble Kwartludium, Opium String Quartet, Ensemble Tactus, Keimyung University and Chopin Trio.
His compositions have been performed by outstanding ensembles and orchestras such as TIMF Ensemble, Arditti Quartet, Klangforum Wien, the Ensemble Contrechamps, Divertimento Ensemble, Ensemble Tactus, Musiques Nouvelles, Sound New Ensemble, SurPlus Ensemble, Ensemble Kwartludium, Mark Pekarsky Percussion Ensemble, Hashtag Ensemble, Spółdzielnia Muzyczna, Ensemble SORI, Neo Quartet, The Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Spanish Radio-Television Symphonic Orchestra, Janacek Phiharmonic Orchestra, Kyeonggi Philharmonic Orchestra, Suyeol Choi, Sandro Gorli, William Blank, Carlos Kalmar, Enno Poppe, Jean-Paul Dessy, Gregory Charette, Kristof Barati, Michinori Bunya, Felix Renggli, Angele Chemin, in most European countries as well as in South Korea and the US, and have been radio broadcast in South Korea, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland.
He has been selected as Composer in Residence Hashtag Ensemble, Ensemble Polywerk, Ensemble Kwartludium, Voix Nouvelles in Royaumont, France, Tactus Composer's Forum in Belgium, The National Conservatory of Prague supported by Arts Council Korea and Assistant Residence in the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw.
Eunho Chang’s works are published by Simon Verlag in Germany and Sejong Cultural Society in the US.
A portrait CD, “Kaleidoscope” chamber works by Eunho Chang on KAIROS in 2018, “Memory” piano works by Eunho Chang in 2017, Sanjo Series volume 1 in 2015 were released on Requiem Records with DUX in Poland.
Eunho Chang (b.1983, Daegu, Republic of Korea) began his musical study on the piano lesson at the age of seven. He graduated in composition at the Keimyung University (BMus), Fryderyk Chopin University of Music (MMus) and obtained his Doctor of Music (DMus) in the discipline of art composition and music theory at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music under the supervision of professor Marcin Błażewicz. He has been selected for various workshops and masterclasses, such as Impuls Academy, Voix Nouvelles, Matrix12” by Experimental Studio des SWR in Freiburg, working with leading composers: Unsuk Chin, Chaya Czernowin, Brian Ferneyhough, Beat Furrer, Fabien Lévy, Oscar Bianchi, Clemens Gadenstätter. In 2014, he was granted his portrait concert by Arts Council Korea and also received scholarships Pro Polonia from 2009 to 2011.
He has been a lecturer at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw from 2011 to 2018.