Kim Dong Won
Artist invited in 2015
Musician and professor
Kim Dong-Won is a Korean traditional percussionist and improviser, and also a member of Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma. He is professor at the Digital University of Wonkwang, South Korea.
Since 1984, he studies various forms of traditional music, such as drum and the peasant’s dance, shaman music, Pansori’s accompaniment and music theory on the great masters of Korean music. By taking part in many intercultural projects, he is dedicated to sharing the beauty of traditional Korean culture and music with the world. Kim currently teaches online music at the Digital University of Wonkwang. He also wrote a fairytale for children and was the subject of a musical documentary.