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South Korea (2000 – present)

Yiruma is a piano music composer from South Korea . The name “Yiruma” means “I shall achieve” in Korean. He was born in Feb 15, 1978 and started to learn the piano at home at the age of 5. In 1988 he moved to England, and in December 1996 he participated in the album The Musicians of Purcell (Decca). Graduating from Purcell School of Music in July 1997, Yiruma continued his musical aspirations and completed a Composition major from King’s College London in June 2000.

While studying at Kings College, this promising pianist released his first album “Love Scene” through DECCA records. Additionally, during his time in college, he participated in a musical tour in Europe. Making a historical impact for his country, Yiruma was the first Korean artist to receive an invitation to perform at the 2002 MIDEM in Cannes, France.

While being successful in the music industry, Yiruma decided to serve in the South Korean military. Hence, in 2006 he gave up his British citizenship and enlisted in the Korean Navy. Completed his service in the Korean Navy, he began the 2008 Yiruma Come Back Tour, Ribbonized, in 20 cities across Korea. His former concerts in Korea have been always on issue. Actually, he is the first newage artist whose concert tour in more than 10 cities was sold-out in Korea. The talented musician Yiruma, in 2009, became a DJ for KBS 1FM <Music from All Around the World> and MC for MBC <Wednesday Art Stage> in 2010. Yiruma has released 8 studio albums and composed lots of soundtracks for musicals, films and plays.

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  • DrunkenBunnies

    Forgot how much I like him.

    10 Jun 11:56pm Reply
  • micanki

    <3 [4]

    28 Apr 8:45am Reply
  • my_salvatore

    His music is just like magic to me ♥

    28 Mar 1:27pm Reply
  • bluenaxela

    blind film<3 [5]

    30 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Miharunia

    Regarding the name corrections: It appears to me that he releases his music under his "Yiruma" given most album covers. Remember that the last.fm page should reflect how he's known as a musician, not necessarily as a person. I will definitely concede that "이루마" is his name as a person (for which "Lee Ru-ma" is a rough translation), but I would argue that "Yiruma" is his name as a musician; it's his stage name under which he releases his music. I'd love for someone to provide a counter-argument to this but quite frankly I haven't yet really seen a convincing argument for changing the page over to 이루마. [3] And you know - I saw a poster about his concert and there was YIRUMA not 이루마, so I think Yiruma is the most accurate for scrobbling here.

    17 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Profeyn

    Yiruma is a genius.

    23 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Maelwenn

    <3 [3]

    18 Jul 2014 Reply
  • ArctosaCinerea

    <3 [2]

    29 Jun 2014 Reply
  • mecchaumai

    <3

    13 May 2014 Reply
  • Cat_007

    nice...but need more classic,may be modern...but not pop

    3 May 2014 Reply
  • mecchaumai

    I posted this on the other page too but in hopes that more will read it I've posted it here--Regarding the name corrections: It appears to me that he releases his music under his "Yiruma" given most album covers. Remember that the last.fm page should reflect how he's known as a musician, not necessarily as a person. I will definitely concede that "이루마" is his name as a person (for which "Lee Ru-ma" is a rough translation), but I would argue that "Yiruma" is his name as a musician; it's his stage name under which he releases his music. I'd love for someone to provide a counter-argument to this but quite frankly I haven't yet really seen a convincing argument for changing the page over to 이루마. [2] I was about to type something like that when I saw the comments but then saw I didn't have to aha.

    27 Apr 2014 Reply
  • cinderella96

    I love all his songs, he is absolutely brilliant! Now i 've learned "river flows in you", "maybe" will be the next!:)

    22 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Jamesismynamo

    I posted this on the other page too but in hopes that more will read it I've posted it here--Regarding the name corrections: It appears to me that he releases his music under his "Yiruma" given most album covers. Remember that the last.fm page should reflect how he's known as a musician, not necessarily as a person. I will definitely concede that "이루마" is his name as a person (for which "Lee Ru-ma" is a rough translation), but I would argue that "Yiruma" is his name as a musician; it's his stage name under which he releases his music. I'd love for someone to provide a counter-argument to this but quite frankly I haven't yet really seen a convincing argument for changing the page over to 이루마.

    10 Feb 2014 Reply
  • nikola_007

    Great music, Reminiscent is my favorite at the moment.

    2 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Lera_Barcelona

    хороший музыкант!!)) goooooood!!))

    31 Jan 2014 Reply
  • kaboong

    Suggest tag correction to 이루마 [6]

    30 Jan 2014 Reply
  • mattimek

    blind film is fantastic

    3 Jan 2014 Reply
  • overwriteitall

    Merge to 이루마

    2 Jan 2014 Reply
  • qnarc

    blind film is amazing

    24 Dec 2013 Reply
  • xueexin

    First piece I ever heard from him was Kiss The Rain more than 5 years ago. <3

    7 Dec 2013 Reply
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