Yiruma is the stage name of I Ru-ma (born February 15, 1978), a popular internationally known pianist and composer from South Korea. The name “Yiruma” means “I shall achieve” in Korean.
Yiruma frequently performs at sold-out concerts in Asia, Europe and North America. His Alma Mater King’s College in England helped him gain European popularity and recognition. His most popular pieces include, “River Flows in You“, “Kiss the Rain“, and “May Be”. His most popular album First Love was released in 2001.
He began playing the piano at the age of five, and moved to London when he was 11, in 1988, to study at The Purcell School of Music. He possessed dual citizenship of South Korea and the United Kingdom until 2006, when he gave up his UK citizenship to serve in the Navy of South Korea [mandatory for all male South Koreans]
– Wikipedia (click the link to read more)
It’s my pleasure to introduce to you all another artist inducted into the Hall of Musical Maestros (it used to be just a list before) next to Mr.Mauriat. I found Yiruma on, not surprisingly, YouTube a few months ago. Simply put, his music takes you places and also the ones within yourself evoking tender memories, some others long forgotten and memories-to-be, if that makes any sense. And I’m certainly not the only one who feels that way.
Lovely isn’t it -^ It truly is, I lost count of how many times I’ve listened to it. It’s beautiful instrumental music like this that I love to play especially on rainy days. Why? Because well, I dunno, it adds something more to to the atmosphere + it cancels out the bleak sky-scape, if you know what mean. In my next post you’ll be hearing more of Yiruma and P. Mauriat.
Enjoy the music today while you can so tomorrow you’ll have memories of a better yesterday :)