About Han Chung Eun
Han Chung Eun is a Korean musician who plays traditional bamboo flutes, Daekeum and Sokeum.
Trained in the tradition of classical court music of Korea that traces its origin back to 5th ~6th century, Chung Eun pushes the boundary of Korean bamboo flutes, Daekeum and Sokeum to cross over the genre and brings the acoustic and soulful sound of bamboo flutes to today’s audience.
Chung Eun’s debut album <Morning> is the first of its kind to win a wide range of audience across different age groups. While still deeply rooted in the tradition of Korean music, title music “Morning” won the acclaim of both music critics and music lovers its simplicity and originality.
Well known by his eclectic repertoire and wide range of musical style, Chung Eun performed and collaborated over the years with renounced artist such as Bobby McFerrin, British Guitarist legend Martin Taylor, Swedish jazz guitarist Ulf Wakenius, Vocalist Inger Marie, and Composer and Pianist Ryo Kunihiko.
In his latest album <Forest> Chung Eun collaborates with Korean Jazz guitarist Sam Lee, British jazz guitarist Martin Taylor, Swedish jazz guitarist Ulf Wakenius and the Real Group, a cappella group from Sweden in a contemporary interpretation of Korean Court and folk music through serene & soulful sound of bamboo flutes and modern instruments. The title music The Starlight Forest is re-interpretation of Yemin Rak, a song of unification, originally compiled by Sejong the Great to share and enjoy with his people in 15th Century.
Chung Eun’s recent performance includes the historic inauguration of Park Geun-Hye, the first woman to be elected as President in South Korea, 2013 NYC Winter Jazz Festival with Sunny Kim, Opening Ceremony at 2013 Busan International Film Festival, and 2014 Sochi Winder Olympics Closing Ceremony.
Chung Eun also recorded various movie soundtracks to his credit; War of Arrows (2011), Portrait of Beauty(2008), Beyond the Years(2007), Spring in my Hometown(1998), crocodile(1996).
MORNING / 2006 FOREST / 2012
Han Chung Eun
KBS Korean traditional Orchestra Solo flute
Korean traditional pops orchestra 'Yeomin', Leader
Asian traditional orchestra, Leader
Traditional music youth orchestra, Professor
Korea Music Association, Member
Dae-keum Study Group, Member
Hanyang Dae-keum ensemble, Member
Musical 'Bremen Town Musicians', Traditional Musical director
Creative Korean Traditional Chamber Orchestra 'Seulgidung' Member
Project Group 'Mosaic' representative
World Music Ensemble "Orientalica ' Member
Chamber group '젊음에 부치는 풍경' Member
Fusion Rock group "The morning of Eurasia' Member
Bachelor and Master degree at Hanyang University College of Music Major of Traditional Music
2000 KBS Korean Traditional Music Grand Competition Silver Prize