Gitbi Kwon was born in 1992 in Ulsan, South Korea. After graduating from Ulsan Arts High School, she studied composition at the Keimyung University College of Music in Daegu (with Cheol-Ha Park, Mu-Seoh Kim, Prof. Eun-Hwa Cho). She then continued her studies with Prof. Gordon Kampe in Hamburg and earned her master’s degree with top marks. In the course of her studies, the cultural understanding was important to her and she was particularly interested in conveying the essential meaning of traditional Korean culture and aesthetics in her own way through her music. Therefore, she actively exchanged ideas with the Department of Korean Traditional Music at Seoul National University. In addition, her artistic work “Orgelpunkt: Rieger Organ St. Martin Kassel” was produced on CD. Also, Kwon received a grant from the DAAD, Swiss Mobility as well as support from the Schüller-Stiftung. During her master’s degree she also spent a semester abroad with Caspar Johannes Walter at the University of Music in Basel, Switzerland. Kwon is currently back in Basel. There she studies with Prof. Walter and Prof. Johannes Kreidler in the Master’s programme ‘Specialized Musical Performance and Composition’.

 

Her works have been performed collectively in South Korea and Europe with Ensemble Handwerk, Ensemble Names, Ensemble Delirium and kinnect-kollectiv. Her pieces have been selected by the International Contemporary Music Festival in Daegu South Korea, the National Composition Music Festival in Ulsan South Korea, and the 2022 Younghi Pagh-Paan International Composition Prize.

 

 

작곡가 권깃비는 1992년 울산 출신으로, 울산 예술 고등학교를 졸업 후, 대구 계명대학교 음악대학 에서 작곡을 전공하고(사사: 박철하, 김무섭, 조은화), 독일 함부르크 국립 음악대학에서 Prof. Gordon Kampe 를 사사하며 최고학점으로 석사학위를 취득하였다. 해당 과정에서는 한국 전통문화와 미학이 내포하는 본질적 의미를 자신의 방식으로 전달하는 것에 흥미를 갖고 서울대학교 국악과와의 교류를 활발히 하였다. 또한 스위스 장학금(Swiss Mobility, Schüller-Stiftung)과 독일 장학금(DAAD,Abschlussstipendium)을 받으며 석사 과정 중 한 학기를 교환학생으로 스위스 바젤 국립음악대학에서 Caspar Johannes Walter 를 사사하였다. 현재는 스위스 바젤 국립음악대학에서 작곡 최고 과정(Master of Art in Spezialisierter Musikalischer Performance, Komposition)중에 있으며, Caspar Johannes Walter 와 Johanens Kreidler 를 사사 하고 있다. 한국과 유럽에서 다양한곡이 초연되었으며 Ensemble Handwerk, Ensemble Lux:NM, Ensemble Names, Ensemble Delirium and kinnect-kolletiv 에 의해 연주되었다.