Works


 

Opera

From My Mother's Mother for Houston Grand Opera

commissioned by Houston Grand Opera, premiered in November, 2012

Program notes: It explores what we embrace and what we leave behind as we merge our traditions with others in a new country, using a new language, sometimes with our own new family.

 


Orchestra

Heroes – A Short Essay on a theme of Shepard Arirang

for 4.4.4.4.- 4.3.3.1.-timp, 3 perc, pno, str.

commissioned and premiered by KBS Symphony Orchestra on Oct. 2010 at  Carnegie Hall, New York.

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Lullaby of the Waves

for string orchestra

commissioned and premiere by New York Classical Players on May 2015 at W83 Concert Hall, New York

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Equilibrium

for 1.1.1.1. - 1.1.1.1 - hrp, pno, 2 perc, str.

premiere: Nov. 1998, at Yale University

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Binary (The Prayer)

for Korean Traditional Orchestra

commissioned and premiere by Contemporary Gugak Orchestra on Mar. 2010 at Seoul Arts Center, Korea

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Fishermen’s Song

for Korean Traditional Orchestra

commissioned and premiere by Contemporary Gugak Orchestra on Oct. 2007 at Seoul Arts Center, Korea


Chamber Works

Tryst

for Kayagum (Korean traditional zither) with female voice, oboe, and cello

commissioned and premiered by Yo-Yo Ma and Silk Road Ensemble at Carnegie Hall in May 2002 at Carnegie Hall.

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Nol-Ja !

for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano

commissioned and premiered by International Alliance for Women in Music on June, 2003 

at Smithsonian museum in Washington, D.C.

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Boon-Tu!!

for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and percussion

commissioned and premiered by Aspen Music Festival on July, 2000.

 

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Tripitaka Koreana

for Dae-Geum (Korean flute), violin, and cello

commissioned and premiere by Sung-Won Yang to celebrate the120th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations 

between Korea and France on Sep. 2006, Paris.

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Engraft 

for Erhu (Chinese fiddle) and String Ensemble

commissioned and premiere by Solisti Ensemble on April 2012 at Carnegie Hall

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Fanfare

for 1 trumpet, 2 horns, and a bass drum

commissioned and premiere by Seoul Spring Festival on May 2015 at Seoul Arts  Center

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The Darker The Better

for Hea-Geum (Korean fiddle), oboe, violin, viola, and cello

commissioned and premiere by Seoul Spring Festival on Nov. 2007 at Sejong Culture Center, Seoul, Korea.

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Ancient Bell

for Nay (Iranian flute), violin, cello, jang-go with male voice

commissioned and premiere by Yo-Yo Ma and Silk Road Ensemble at Carnegie Hall in 2006 at Carnegie Hall.

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Tiger Chasing the Wind

for flute, viola, and harp

commissioned and premiered by Susan Glaser on March, 1999 at Merkin Hall, New York.

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Man Follows the Earth! 

for percussion quartet

commissioned and premiered by Ethos Percussion Group on May, 1999 at Merkin Hall, New York.

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Longing under the moon… 

for violin and harp

commissioned and premiered by Siring Pancaroglu duo in March, 1998 at Istanbul Music Festival, Turkey

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Jeop-Mok

for Hea-Geum (Korean two string fiddle) and string quartet

premiere: Mar. 2012 at Seoul Arts Center, Korea

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Choir works

Song of Five Friends

for SATB and percussion

commissioned and premiered by Dale Warland Singers  in Minneapolis, MN in May, 2001

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Miserere (SATB with piano)

commissioned and premiered by Suwon Civic Chorus at Lincoln Center in Oct. 2009

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Winter Solstice Night (SATB)

commissioned and premiered by Korean National Choir at Seoul Arts Center, 2011

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Whose are the Other Two? (SATB)

commissioned and premiered by Korean National Choir at Seoul Arts Center, 2011

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Crows are Black (SATB)

commissioned and premiered by Korean National Choir at Seoul Arts Center, 2011

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Seo-Dong-Yo (SATB)

commissioned and premiered by Korean National Choir at Seoul Arts Center, 2010

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Sang-Jeo-Ga (SATB)

commissioned and premiered by Korean National Choir at Seoul Arts Center, 2010

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Shim-Nyun-Ul(SSAA)

commissioned and premiered by San Francisco Girls Chorus in April, 2000.

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Vision (SATB)

commissioned and premiered by Chanticleer in Nov. 2006.

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Jindo Arirang, Mong-Gum-Po Taryung, O-Dol-Tto-Gi (Korean Folk Song Arrangement for Chanticleer)

commissioned and premiered by Chanticleer, and they toured nationally. 

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Hyang-Ga (SATB)

commissioned and premiered by Korean National Choir at Seoul Arts Center, 2011

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Give Thanks (SATB with piano)

commissioned and premiered by Bloomington Church, Indiana in 1994.

 


SOLO

So-Rae

for violin solo

commissioned and premiered by Korea Concert Society in Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C. in 2001

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A Child Who Follows a Star

for voice and piano

commissioned and premiered by KBS Classical Radio in 1998, Seoul, Korea.

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Rest In Peace for Voice and Piano

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Wunderlust

for clarinet solo

commissioned and premiered by Korea Concert Society in Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C. in 2002

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Wounded Dragon

for pipa solo

commissioned and premiered by Wu Man at Tong Young International Music Festival, 1999. 

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Solstice

for harp solo

commissioned and premiered by Sirin Pancaroglu in Istanbul, Turkey.

 
 

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