Another concert at ICE Kraków - YIRUMA The world’s famous pianst and composer

The world-famous pianist and composer, a rare talent among musicians – YIRUMA – will visit Poland for the first time! His music captivates with its expression and spontaneity combined with subtle sound. YIRUMA's  popularity has been unabated since the release of his sensational album First Love in 2001. The artist regularly gives concerts in Asia, Europe and North America, filling the concert halls to the brim. Now the time has come for Poland! The brilliant pianist will play in the ICE Kraków Congress Centre already on 16th November at 6.00 pm!

Another concert which will be given at ICE Kraków this year is YIRUMA’s concert. This South Korean pianist and composer, has performed at the finest concert halls in Europe, Asia and North America. Now he is coming to Krakow, to one of Poland’s best such hall -- says Izabela Helbin, Director of the Krakow Festival Office, the operator of the Congress Centre. Its excellent acoustics, the spotlights and acoustic screens, make the hall a perfect venue for such events. The upcoming events, about which we will inform you soon, confirm the fact that the ICE Kraków Congress Centre is here not only to be used by participants in international and national congresses and conferences but is also open to the residents of Krakow – adds Director Helbin.

YIRUMA is the stage name of Lee Ru-ma born on 15 February 1978. In the Korean language, Yiruma means ”Achievement”. Certainly, the artist has good reasons to use this stage name. He has shown his musical talent since the earliest age. He began playing the piano at the age of five and moved to London when he was eleven to study at The Purcell School of Music. In December 1996, he participated in the recording of the album The Musicians of Purcell. Having completed his school education in 1997, Yiruma continued his studies in composition at the King’s College London. Already at that time the prodigious young pianist gained popularity and recognition throughout Europe. His first album Love Scene was released by the legendary label Decca Records.

In 2002, YIRUMA was the first Korean artist to receive an invitation to perform at MIDEM in Cannes, organized annually in France 1967. His albums were released at the beginning of his career in Europe and Asia and are now available worldwide. In 2011, YIRUMA with label Sony Music Entertainment Korea Inc. released his album for the tenth anniversary of his works contains the best and most popular songs. Concerts promoting the album took place until 13 Korean cities and gathered concert halls full of spectators.”

YIRUMA's artistry has earned him a fan bases that stretches across the globe. The artist has made many tours of Asia, Europe and North America. His expressive and emotional music is highly acclaimed all over the world. Now the Polish audience will have the opportunity to hear his best known compositions, such as River Flows in You, Kiss The Rain and Maybe. Don’t miss out this, surely unforgettable, November concert in Krakow!

Tickets are on sale from Wednesday, 02.07, 12.00 (noon) via: and Empik.

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