She’s the numera una composer in South Korea and the Ho-Am prize is the country’s biggest arts award.
It was only a matter of time til Unsuk Chin cashed in. The prize is worth 200,000 Euros, or $260,733.
She has a premiere, cosmigimmicks, this month in Amsterdam. I hope she doesn’t spend it all on tulips.
In 2004, Chin won the Grawemeyer award, then the biggest prize for a living composer.
Here’s what she writes: