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Youngkwang Yang

Youngkwang Yang, born in 1982 in Seoul, South Korea, started learning music in his childhood and his ambitions for music came from his mother. At the age of eight he started playing the piano and composition at the age of eighteen.

In 2001 he started studying composition and music theory under Seungwoo Paik at the University Kyungwon in Seoungnam, South Korea. During his studies at the University he received severalscholarships.

Ater he received his Bachelor degree ein composition in 2007, he took private conducting lessons from Donghyuk Kim who teaches at Seijong University of Music in Seoul. In 2009 he started studying his Master degree for composition under Adriana Hölszky at the Mozarteum Salzburg University. Since 2012, he continued his composition studies with Tristan Murail at the Mozarteum, where he is still enrolled.

Currently, he has been accepted from the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien), where he will be studying electro acoustic composition under Karlheinz Essl.
Hossam Mahmoud