I’ve discovered a new to me piano musician. He is Yurima.
He was born in Seoul and began learning the piano at age five. Then he moved to London when he was ten years old.
There he attended the Purcell School for Young Musicians and graduated from King’s College London.
After graduation, Yiruma returned to South Korea and released his debut album “Love Scene” in 2001.
Among his most popular pieces are River Flows in You, Love Hurts, Kiss the Rain, and May Be.
The name Yiruma means “I shall achieve” in Korean.
Yiruma has released 8 studio albums and composed lots of soundtracks for musicals, films and plays.
His music is so poignant and moving that I feel compelled to stop what I’m doing and just listen. I so admire someone with this much talent.
You can listen to him on YouTube here. Let me know what you think of his music.