Dongju Rhy

Rhy Dongju / Lions'den / Appasssionata

Composer / Guitarist / Arranger / Sound Designer Rhy born in Republic of Korea His mother was a piano teacher, so he could naturally enjoy classical music, and from an early age he influenced by great composers, specially Richard Strauss, Dmitri Shostakovich, Arturo Toscanini, Claudio Arrau and others. From the age 5, He studied from Maestro Kim Ki-bok ("National designated Local -Kyeonggi-do, Intangible Cutural Artist No.21 of Republic of Korea of "Anseong Namsadangpae", about Korean traditional music and art, "Pungmulgut" of "Namsadang Nori" (Inscribed in 2009 on the "Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of Unesco. and He won the National Student Korean Traditional Music Competition 2006. ‚Äč At the age 15, his friend recommended him to play the guitar, Since he started playing the guitar, he influenced by blues guitarists like every guitar beginner. especially Gary Moore, and then he influenced by John McLaughlin, Allan Holdsworth, Shawn Lane and some another great players. After finishing his military service in 2017, he began his musical career with the first album "Lions'den - Songbird" as a guitarist, and "Transcendence" as a orchestral music composer.