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CelloGayageum is a unique intercultural musical duo consisting of cellist Sol Daniel Kim and Gayageum player Dayoung Yoon. The idea to create this duo came from their visit to the “Pavillon of Unification” in Berlin, a city shaped by a tragic history of war, division, and reunion. By seamlessly blending the musical cultures and instruments of the cello and Gayageum, they create a harmonious symbiosis in both sound and style.
Since their formation in 2016, CelloGayageum has received recognition and awards including the Soorim Culture Prize, as well as a grant from the Seoul Foundation of Arts and Culture to produce their first album, South Wave, North Wind. In 2020, they were named “Artist of the Year” by the Jeongdong Theater in Seoul.
In addition to their musical pursuits, CelloGayageum is also committed to sharing their love of traditional South Korean music with a wider audience. They have appeared on popular Korean primetime TV shows such as KBS, JTBC, and MBN, and have toured in Asia, including Japan and Turkey, as well as throughout Europe in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, and Spain.
On this tour, CelloGayageum will present original compositions from their new album titled “2.0”. The music is based on Korean traditional music and classical chamber music, with a hint of jazz, bluegrass, and flamenco. CelloGayageum is also keen on community engagement programs such as workshops and masterclasses for both general audiences and professional musicians. The programs will share general knowledge of Korean traditional music and instruments, and the duo’s unique approach to blending Korean music and western music.
This performance is made possible through the Melva S. McIlwaine Concert and Masterclass Endowment fund.
MU Students can receive up to one (1) free ticket with a valid MU ID. MU discounts are NOT available online and must be made in-person or by calling any box office location. Advanced ticket reservations are strongly encouraged. MU discount tickets are subject to availability on the day of the event.