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Yun-kyung Jin


Professor Jin Yoonkyung, from the Korean National University of Arts, graduated from the College of Traditional Korean Arts, and received her Master's in Korean Traditional Music and Musicology from the Seoul National University of Arts, as well as a Doctorate in Literature from the Academy of Korean Studies, Graduate School of Korean Studies. Currently, she is pursuing a Master's program in Public Administration at the Graduate School of Public Administration at Seoul National University.


She has served as a professor in the Department of Korean Music at Pusan National University(2018-2021), as well as a lecturer in the Department of Korean Music at Seoul National University. Additionally, she has been involved as a member of the Composition Department and Performer at the National Gugak Center(2006-2018), and served as an editorial board member at the Institute of Oriental Music Research at Seoul National University.

She is also a certified performer of the 46th Important Intangible Cultural Heritage, Pirijeongaak, and Dae Chwita, and a director of the Preservation Society for Park Beom-hoon-style Piri Sanjo.


Throughout her career, she has been recognized with several awards, including the Gold Prize in the General Piri Division at the 18th DongA Korean Traditional Music Competition in 2002, General division 1st prize at the 37th Nangye Korean Traditional Music Competition in 2011, commendation from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in 2018, and the Award at the 2018 KBS National Traditional Music Awards(Wind Instrument).

The Korean wind instrument-PIRI

The origin of Korean piri can be traced back to the Silk Road trade routes, spreading across various regions in Asia, including Korea, China, and Japan. While the basic structure of reed instruments remains consistent, materials used for crafting and playing techniques have evolved based on regional influences over time.


Types and Playing Techniques of Korean piri:


• Dangpiri (당피리)

• Hyangpiri (향피리)

• Separi (세피리)

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