JI SUN YANG (b. 1979, Seoul, South Korea) is a composer, pianist and accompanist. She studied composition at Sook-Myung Women’s University in Seoul (BA); in 2003 she moved to the Netherlands, continuing her studies at the Hague Royal Conservatory (BA and MA), where her tutors included Sue-Yeon Hong, Gilius van Bergeijk and Martijn Padding. She is a PhD candidate at University of York, supervised by Thomas Simaku.

Her music has been featured at festivals including Gaudeamus Music Week, Amsterdam (2007, 2008 and  2010), ISCM in Sydney (2010) and Belgium (2012) and Nederlandse Muziekdagen (2009). She has received commissions from ensembles such as Percussion Group The Hague, Spectra Ensemble, Ensemble Klang, Trio Agartha and Doelen String Quartet. Her music has also been performed by Asko Ensemble, Ensemble TIMF (Seoul), Ensemble Besides, Trio La Mer, Zenas Kim, Leonard Kwon and Chimera Ensemble. In 2008, she worked with ‘Dans Theater’ in Regentes Theater, the Hague and was afterwards invited as a resident composer; she was also one of  the invited composers for ‘John Cage: Anarchy of Silence’.

Ji Sun has attended courses including Ostrava Days 2007 (Czech Republic) and Apeldoorn Young Composers Meeting 2008 (the Netherlands), and travelled to the US for the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival in 2008. Her work for percussion quartet was awarded third prize by the Italy Percussive Arts Society (2009). Recent collaborations include projects with Sound and Music and New Dots.

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Stuart Leech