Yoo Inseok

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Yoo Inseok
A black-and-white picture of Yoo Inseok in 1458, shortly after returning to Daedo at the emperor's request.
Yoo Inseok in 1458 AC.
Yoo Injae (Zhenian: 유인재)

(1832-11-03)November 3, 1832
DiedNovember 15, 1887(1887-11-15) (aged 55)
  • Virtuoso pianist
  • composer
  • conductor

Yoo Inseok (Zhenian: 유인석/柳麟錫, 3 November 1422 - 15 November 1479) was a Zhenian virtuoso pianist, composer and conductor of the Romantic and Impressionist era of classical music. While he had written several works for multiple instruments, many of his compositions were made for solo piano. While he had been an important figure in Romanticist and Impressionist classical music at his own right, he is most notable for his accomplishments towards the development of modern Zhenian music, having spearheaded the western movement in Zhenian music.

Born to a rich merchant family at Jin-Nampo in Shindan, Yoo got started on the piano at the age of four. He showed enough musical talent at an early age that he was admitted to the Royal Academy of Music at the age of eleven. Following his graduation from the conservatory at the age of sixteen after studying the piano, he pursued further education in Achysia's Imperial Conservatory, where he was exposed to the classical wave. With experience and interaction with contemporary composers, he developed his unique style over several years, achieving international fame in his late twenties as a skilled virtuoso pianist and composer.

Yoo returned to Zhenia in 1458 AC, where he was welcomed into the Imperial Conservatory. After composing several of his most notable works, including three scherzi, four ballads and seven piano concertos, he became the conductor of the Zhenia Imperial Orchestra in 1460, a position he retained for seven years until becoming appointed as the president of the Imperial Academy of the Arts, being the first president to have had a dedicated musical career outside of Zhenia.

Life and career

Early life

Royal Academy of Music of Shindan

Studying in Azora

Imperial Conservatory, Zhenia

Imperial Academy of the Arts



Influences on later composers and artists

Modern reinterpretations