Famous Composers from South Korea

List of notable or famous composers from South Korea, with bios and photos, including the top composers born in South Korea and even some popular composers who immigrated to South Korea. If you're trying to find out the names of famous South Korean composers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These composers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known composer from South Korea is included when available.

This list is made up of many different people, including Kahi and BoA.

This historic composers from South Korea list can help answer the questions "Who are some South Korean composers of note?" and "Who are the most famous composers from South Korea?" These prominent composers of South Korea may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected South Korean composers.

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  • BoA
    Photo: SM Entertainment
    Kwon Bo-ah (born November 5, 1986), known professionally as BoA, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, record producer and actress active in South Korea and Japan. Dubbed the "Queen of K-pop", BoA has been recognized as one of the most successful and influential Korean entertainers throughout her career. Born and raised in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, she was discovered by SM Entertainment talent agents when she accompanied her older brother to a talent search in 1998 and was trained for two years. Since her debut in August 2000, BoA has released nineteen studio albums, including nine in Korean, nine in Japanese, and one in English. On television, she appeared as a judge on the reality ...more
    • Age: 36
  • Eun Ji Won
    Photo: user uploaded image
    Eun Ji-won (born June 8, 1978) is a South Korean rapper, singer, host, dancer, composer and leader of the first generation idol group SechsKies (젝스키스). After the group's disbandment in 2000, Eun pursued a solo career in 2001 with his first single ("A-Ha") and has mainly focused on hip hop since. In addition to his music career, he has appeared on hit shows like 2 Days & 1 Night, Reply 1997, New Journey to the West and Kang's Kitchen. On April 14, 2016, SechsKies held a reunion concert for fans 16 years after their disbandment through the popular program Infinite Challenge. They have since returned to promote as a group and have signed a contract with YG Entertainment.
    • Age: 44
    • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Ha Sebin is a South Korean musician. He is the leader and lead guitarist of rock band Nemesis, and joined EVE as a guitarist in 2003. He has composed and arranged for both bands and produced Nemesis' debut album '"la Rose de Versailles"'. He also wrote all the music for the OST of the MBC drama miniseries "도로시를 찾아라". Ha Sebin's music style is a post-modern mix of classical music and modern rock styles. He majored in post-modern music while at Kyunghee University, and plays the piano, guitar, as well as some other unidentified string instrument(s).
    • Age: 40
    • Birthplace: South Korea
  • Jeon Jae-hyeong

    Jeon Jae-hyeong is an actor.
    • Age: 39
    • Birthplace: South Korea
  • Jaejoong
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    Kim Jae-joong (born January 26, 1986), also known mononymously as Jaejoong, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, actor, director and designer. He is best known as a member of the Korean pop group JYJ, and was one of the original members of boy band TVXQ. Kim was also known by the stage names Hero Jaejoong (in South Korea), Jejung (in Japan), and 英雄在中 (in China). Born in Gongju, Chungcheongnam-do as Han Jae-joon, he was adopted into the Kim family at a young age. As a teenager, he moved to Seoul to audition for SM Entertainment. From 2003 to 2010, he was the lead vocalist of South Korean boy band TVXQ. Later, he sued SM Entertainment along with Park Yoo-chun and Kim Jun-su and together they ...more
    • Age: 37
    • Birthplace: Gongju, South Korea
  • Jo Yeong-wook (Korean: 조영욱, occasionally romanized as Cho Young-wuk: born January 1, 1962) is a South Korean film music composer. He is arguably most widely known for his collaborations with director Park Chan-wook.
    • Age: 61
    • Birthplace: South Korea