Yong Jin No was born in Seoul, South Korea in 1969. He started playing recorder when he was 13 years old, and had his first recital in the national TV in the same year. He started playing piano when he was 15 years old, and had his first recital in school festival the next year. He was a member of Kyung Dong High School Classic Guitar Club, where he played the guitar and conducted the group. In 1988, he went to Yonsei University and studied music composition. In the same year, he started conducting Avenante, a campus mixed choir till December 1993. He also arranged and conducted for National Police Symphony & Orchestra from 1990 to 1992. After college, he worked as an arranger, composer and publisher in numerous music projects. He conducted in Onnuri Church in Yongsan, Seoul, Korea from 2001 to 2009, Hana Bank Choir from 2003 to 2006, and Onnuri Church in Boston from March 2011 to present. He taught in Korean Presbyterian College and Theological Seminary and Baeksuk College of Art from 2003 to 2009 as a professor. In addition, he also conducted Naejeong Elementary School orchestra, which won four first-place prizes and one second-place prize in five years. He also arranged Grieg’s Peer Gynt for Korean Festival Ensemble. Moreover, he conducted a Korean-Japanese mixed choir consisting of 1,000 singers and a Korean-Japanese united 60-piece orchestra in 2007 Love Sonata Revival Japan, for which he arranged all the songs. Currently he is studying film scoring in Berklee College of Music.
Experience & Education
BA in Performance and Film Scoring at Berklee College of Music2010 to Present (Expected completion 2020)