* Date : 2015-02-24
Hwang Byeong-joon, a recording engineer who became the first Grammy winner in Korea
The recording engineer Hwang Byeong-joon took part in the production of a classical album that was later chosen as the Best Engineered Album in the Classical Album category at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards. He achieved this feat by capturing the rich sounds in their most natural state via field recording.
After obtaining his bachelor's in electronic engineering in Korea, he went to the States to further his studies in this particular. However, after long contemplation, he decided to change his specialization and he began majoring in music production and engineering at Berklee College of Music. While embarking on this new path, he interned for John Newton, one of the most celebrated recording engineers in the world of classical music, and this became one of the major transition points in his life. Under the tutelage of a great mentor, he gradually mastered the art of field and location recording.
Hwang Byeong-joon is traveling between Korea and the U.S., contributing his talent to producing outstanding albums. With a vision to promote the excellence of the sounds of Korea, he also has been working on numerous gugak or traditional Korean music albums. Tune in this week to learn more about Hwang Byeong-joon and his endeavors as a recording engineer.