The sheet music that Yiruma composed comprises of two solo harp arrangements that are done by Sylvia Woods where the first is in key G and is easily performed on a pedal harp or a lever that has two octaves that are below the middle C. On the other hand, the arrangement that is in key C can be played on several sizes of harps.Yiruma usually has sold out concerts that he perform in that are held in Asia, North America as well as Europe and through this, his alma mater, King’s College London, England assisted him to achieve popularity and appreciation in Europe. Apart from River Flows in You he has also composed Kiss the Rain, as well as May Be (iTunes). He started playing the piano when he was only five years old and then migrated to London when he was only eleven so that he could be able to study at the Purcell School of Music. He was a citizen of both Britain and South Korea up to 2006 when he had to give up his British citizenship so that he could be able to serve in South Korean Navy.The composer, whose real name is Lee Ru-ma, took part in the album The Musicians of Purcell in 1996 and he graduated from the school of music in mid-1997 after which he did not relent on his music aspirations and finished a composition major at the King’s College in London in mid-2000. When he was, still a student at the college, the composer and pianist released his inaugural album that was titled Love Scene through the DECCA records and he also participated in a musical tour of Europe when he was still a student at the college. His invitation to perform at the 2002 MIDEM in Cannes, Frances made significant historical impact for his country, as he was the first artist of Korean descent that has ever been invited to such an event. His albums were mainly released in Europe and Asia earlier in his career but they have been able to achieve a global market through a variety of online sources that include Amazon, iTunes as well as his own recording label that is called STOMP Records.The musical style that is associated with the artist is not easily classified and has a similarity with the classical music that is normally featured in film scores as well as television dramas. Since the music that is associated with him is popular among the people who may not be familiar with classical music, the instrumentation that done by the using solo piano and the propensity that it develops towards
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