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Jae Hyung Jung

Korean Pianist & Producer

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Jae Hyung Jung is a versatile artist, producer, singer songwriter, and pianist from Korea with a wide range of contributions from K pop hits to classical music. He is also active as a music director for films and exhibitions. His repertoire includes the original soundtrack for the movie "Addiction" (2002) and the music for the exhibition "Henri Matisse: Life and Joy" (2021-2022). 
Born in Seoul, he studied music composition at Hanyang University and began his music career in 1995 as part of the hitmaking K-pop group 'Basis’. After the group split in 1999, he went to France to attend the École Normale de Musique de Paris. 

A Krug Lover for over a decade, Jae Hyung Jung was particularly inspired by Krug Grande Cuvée 167ème Édition. His approach to creating a Krug Music Pairing focuses on the stories that both music and coll have the power to convey. After joining Cellar Master Julie Cavil for an extended tasting at the Krug Family House in Reims, Jae-Hyung went on to compose two unique Krug Echoes capturing the sensations of the champagne he discovered. For Krug Grande Cuvée 167ème Édition, he created “Voyage Mysterieux” with an electronic sound capturing the dynamism, nuances and power of the champagne. For Krug 2011, his composition “Scent Silence” evokes exotic elements of the Orient, as the champagne was born from a year with a strong sense of mystery.



A talk with Jae Hyung Jung

Do you remember your first sip of Krug?
It was about ten years ago when I had my first taste of Krug Grande Cuvée at a restaurant in Korea. I recall being struck by its delicate nature, freshness and combination of flavours beyond my imagination – they danced on my palate and it was truly astonishing.
What do you have in common with Krug?
I think delicacy, persistence, and a commitment to doing good are qualities I share with the House. People genuinely appreciate our distinctive creativity and charm.
Tell us about your compositions for Les Créations de 2011.
Voyage Mysterieux - Krug Grande Cuvée 167ème Édition
“Voyage Mysterieux” has an electronic sound. When I first began composing the piece, I aimed for a simple introduction that would gradually transform as the song unfolds, becoming increasingly dynamic. The intuitive and simple rhythm expands and evolves, exploding into chords, nuances, and power – symbolising the qualities of the 191 distinctive plots’ wines that compose Krug Grande Cuvée 167ème Édition.

Scent Silence - Krug 2011
The year 2011 carried a strong sense of mystery. It was classic but had a hidden mystique. In some ways, it felt like an Oriental mystery had come closer, and while accompanying that journey, I experienced a kind of joy. Despite the exotic elements from various continents, it all felt harmoniously unified. Therefore, I aimed to compose a piece that encapsulates the feeling of being immersed in an Oriental myth.
How do you approach pairing music and champagne?
Focusing on the stories that both music and champagne have the power to convey.
What parallels do you see between composing music and crafting champagne?
Selecting grapes harvested at a specific moment and blending plots’ wines to create a champagne is like taking musical concepts at a particular moment and incorporating diverse elements such as rhythm, harmony and melody. Music comes to life through a parallel process.

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Voyage Mysterieux (Krug Grande Cuvée 167ème Édition)
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Scent Silence (Krug 2011)
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