CelloGayageum is a unique intercultural musical duo consisting of cellist Sol Daniel Kim and Gayageum player Dayoung Yoon. The idea to create this duo came from their visit to the “Pavillon of Unification” in Berlin, a city shaped by a tragic history of war, division, and reunion. By seamlessly blending the musical cultures and instruments of the cello and Gayageum, they create a harmonious symbiosis in both sound and style.
Since their formation in 2016, CelloGayageum has received recognition and awards including the Soorim Culture Prize, as well as a grant from the Seoul Foundation of Arts and Culture to produce their first album, South Wave, North Wind. In 2020, they were named “Artist of the Year” by the Jeongdong Theater in Seoul.
“An extraordinary collaboration between East and West featuring the two similar yet different instruments.” The Korea Times