Youn Sun Nah
Youn Sun Nah grew up in Seoul in a family captivated by the voice; her father is a choir conductor and her mother a musical actress. She learned piano in her childhood but spent most of her time to her general studies until she graduated in French Literature at the University of Konkuk in 1992. The following year, she was invited by the Korean Symphony Orchestra to sing gospels. She made her first steps on record and on stage. Around 2000, she did her first tours and collected prizes during jazz competitions. The beginning of a long list of distinctions, that will be marked by a decoration of the insignia of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres given by the French Ministry of Culture in 2009 and also the Sejong Prize of Culture awarded by the Korean government in 2013. Between 2009 and 2015, Youn Sun Nah performed around 500 concerts in the world, sold out for the most part. On February 23rd 2014, she performed at the Sochi Winter Olympics closing ceremony. In 2017 with the album She Moves On, she was invited to sing during the International Jazz Day in Havana. It was 2019 that saw a turning point in her career: a signing with the US-based Arts Music division of Warner Music Group and the release of the album, Immersion. On November 28th, she was decorated as Officier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture.
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Discography | Youn Sun Nah on Allmusic.com