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"SLICK, POLISHED, TALENTED AND VASTLY ENTERTAINING"


The Globe and Mail

 

 

 

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"SLICK, POLISHED, TALENTED AND VASTLY ENTERTAINING"


The Globe and Mail

 

 

 

ENSEMBLE JENG YI is a Korean performing arts ensemble based in Toronto. Since their formation in 1998, the group has entertained audiences with their exciting repertoire of original compositions and traditional pieces.

Building upon the conventions of Korean performing arts, Ensemble Jeng Yi has created a variety of innovative productions including intimate music recitals, site-specific works, interactive performances for young audiences, and ambitious multi-disciplinary productions.

Not just talented drummers, the members are also accomplished performers of the ribbon-hat dance in which each member spins a ribboned-hat called the sangmo--all while dancing and drumming.

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Artistic Director | Charles Hong


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artistic Director | Charles Hong


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHARLES HONG has been performing on Korean drums since 1990. For over 4 years, from 1992 to 1996, he apprenticed under Kim Duk Soo, master drummer and founder of the world-renowned group SamulNori. A composer, as well as a performer and educator, Charles Hong received the 2008 Dora Award for Outstanding Sound Design/Composition in the dance category for his musical work on Soojung Kwon's dance work Choonengmu.

He is a faculty member at the Department of Music, York University where he has taught courses in Korean drumming since 2005.

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Touring Highlights


Touring Highlights


ENSEMBLE JENG YI has been invited to and performed at:

Concert Series

  • Eastman School of Music | World Music Concert Series
  • The Canadian Opera Company | Free Concert Series
  • McMaster University | Celebrity Concert Series | Lunchtime Concert Series
  • York University | World @ Noon Concert Series
  • Wilfrid Laurier University | Faculty of Music Concert Series
  • University of Guelph | Thursday at Noon Concerts
  • Music Garden Summer Concert Series
  • Music Gallery | World Avant Series

Festivals

  • Nuit Blanche Toronto | Toronto, Ontario
  • CanAsian International Dance Festival | Toronto, Ontario
  • Festival des Traditions du Monde de Sherbrooke | Sherbrooke, Quebec.
  • Stratford Summer Music Festival  | Stratford, Ontario
  • Sunfest | London, Ontario
  • Algoma Fall Festival  | Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
  • On Common Ground Festival | Toronto, Ontario
 

Ensemble Jeng Yi knowledges the generous support of

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