It’s Friday, and that means it’s time for another amazing Artist Spotlight from SCIFI.radio – and this time we’re turning the spotlight on the amazing Sungha Jung, a fifteen year old guitar player from South Korea.  Entirely self-taught, Sungha has only been playing guitar since early in 2006, and learned to play from watching YouTube videos online.  It wasn’t until 2007 that he took about 50 hours of instruction in classical guitar, and has now spent three or four months studying drums and piano.

After watching a video, it takes Sungha about one hour to figure out all the notes and fingerings to play the piece. He spends about five hours practicing before he attempts to record a piece, but for more accurate and better performances, he will some times spend several days up to a month practicing.  “Wu Wei” by Pierre Bensusan and “Goutte D’or” by Michel Haumont have been such pieces.

We selected two pieces performed by Sungha Jung for air play on SCIFI.radio.  These are his rendition of the theme from the Pirates of the Caribbean, and the theme from Mission Impossible.  As geeky cool as these are, we thought you’d also like to see him perform with Trace Bundy as they do service to Bundy’s arrangement of “Canon in D”.

Sungha’s got an amazing future ahead of him as a professional musician and composer.  We can hardly wait to see how this all turns out.

Wow.  Just wow.

 


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