Thursday, April 18, 2024
The Town Hall Presents the New York debut of Byeong Woo Lee, a Korean guitarist, composer, and visionary who has won numerous music awards. On this special night, Lee will unveil his virtuosic exploration into acoustic guitar, a journey that combines years of innovation and expertise. Lee has captivated audiences with his original compositions over six albums and with a range in repertoire from classical guitar compositions to contemporary creations, in solo performances and collaborations with orchestras. Lee’s compositions for Korean films like A Tale of Two Sisters (2003), The Host (2006) and Mother (2009) have captured hearts in Korea and beyond. As an educator, innovator, and performer, Lee’s journey has been characterized by continuous evolution and a relentless pursuit of excellence, earning him a beloved distinction among his fellow artists. Known for his role as the music director for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and as an icon of unique Korean film music, he is now set to make his New York debut. Expect an exquisite evening of music that showcases Lee’s diverse influences and unique approach to the guitar, introducing his remarkable talent to the Western world.