Yiruma is the stage name of I Ru-ma (born February 15, 1978), a popular pianist and composer from South Korea. The name "Yiruma" means "accomplishment" in Korean.
Yiruma's piano music is expressive and introspective. Yiruma is internationally known. He frequently performs at sold-out concerts in Asia, Europe and North America. His Alma Mater King's College in England helped him gain European popularity and recognition. Several of his most popular pieces include, "River Flows in You", "Kiss the Rain", and "Maybe". His most popular album "First Love" was released in 2001.
He began playing the piano at the age of five, and moved to London when he was 11, in 1988, to study at The Purcell School of Music . He possessed dual citizenship of South Korea and England until 2006. In 2006, he gave up his UK citizenship to serve in the Navy of South Korea.
Yiruma married Son Hye-Im on May 27, 2007.Son Hye-Im's younger sister is the Korean actress Son Tae Young
- 2001 Love Scene
• Yiruma began his career as a pianist/composer immediately after graduation from King’s college. His first album, Love Scene , was released by DECCA records in 2001. This album has a very light and loving sound, touching the ears with delicate notes.
- 2001 First Love
• His second album reflects this artist’s ability to capture the power of love, through song. One of his songs on this early album, has been especially welcomed by the music world. The song "River Flows in You", is his top selling song on his #1 best selling album.
- 2003 From the Yellow Room
Yiruma's 3rd album includes one of his most popular songs "Kiss the Rain". This album is very sincere.
- 2005 Poemusic
This album is Yiruma's 4th studio album, Yiruma expands his musical artistry to include various other instruments.
- 2006 H.I.S. Monologue
Being his 5th album, Yiruma has matured in his musical abilities and presentation. This creates a mature and elegant album.
- 2008 P.N.O.N.I
Purity and minimalism and key characteristics of his most recent album.
He is so cool, He is blessed with the marvelous finger and brain to compose all beutiful songs
I really love his pieces "Maybe" and "kiss The rain"
For anyone,who has a heart for classical pieces, come on! try to listen it
it's damn romantic and marvelous