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Jihye Kim

Jihye wants to be called a “performing artist” rather than a “percussion player”, the word describes well how much she enjoy being on a stage. She has played Korean traditional percussion and her focus of musical activity is playing all kinds of improvised music, not being deviated from the core elements of Korean traditional music. She always desires to collaborate with various genres. She gained her first MA in Korean traditional percussion at Korean National University of Arts and received the Grand Prize at the KBS Korean traditional music award as a member of the group ‘Ensemble Sinawi’ in 2012. She is currently MA student at SOAS, University of London.