“ Profile (English) ”
Profile of Seung Kook Oh
Seung Kook Oh was introduced to the guitar at the age of eleven. He debuted at
the Sejong Center in Korea in 1978, studying abroad in Spain in 1982.
He mastered the classical guitar at the Real Conservatorio de Madrid
(Royal Conservatory of Madrid) under Professor Eugenio Gonzalo.
He also earned a diploma from the David Russell Guitar Course.
After graduating first in his class from the Real Conservatorio de Madrid in 1986, he received the Gran Premio (grand prize) in the Spanish Guitar Contest.
He also won a prize at the Segovia Contest. He went on a recital tour to
South America including Chile and Peru and participated in an invitational recital
at the Canada Guitar Festival.
Since returning to Korea in 1989, he has given dozens of guitar recitals.
His recording of the Violin Sonata E Minor by Paganini was used as the musical
theme for the TV drama “The Hourglass.”
He also played crossover music in various concerts.
In 2001 he played Concierto De Aranjuez with the New Seoul Philharmonic
Orchestra at the Seoul Art Center.
Through these events he has had opportunities to
introduce classical guitar music to the people of Korea.
Classical guitar has enjoyed a surge in popularity there through his efforts.
His private studio, the Madrid Academy, is in Seoul.
He is recording albums and teaching students at the studio as well as at other schools.
He has devoted himself to spreading guitar music throughout Korea by hosting
classical guitar lessons on the Educational Broadcasting System (EBS-TV)
program “Rainbow Guitar.”
Oh is one of the most active guitarists in Korea, and has introduced
and popularized classical guitar music throughout the
• Appeared in various TV Programs including “The Open Music Concert” of the
Korea Broadcasting System
• Music recording for about 20 movies including “The Sand Watch”
• Program host for the guitar lesson program of EBS-TV program
• Recording – Classic Guitar Album Vol.1 and 2, Oh Seung-kook Guitar Album
• Guest Instructor at Seoul Art High School
• Adviser, Guitar Association of Korea
• Director of the Madrid Music Institute
Seung Kook Oh can be reached at:
Address: Madrid Guitar Studio, 301, Le Meielleur 3rd,
Changchun-dong, Seodaemun-ku, Seoul, KOREA