Kim Won Gyun, Famous Composer of DPRK
Pyongyang, October 15 (KCNA) -- People's Artist Kim Won Gyun (January 1917 - April 2002), a famous composer of the DPRK, is a winner of the Order of
He composed the immortal revolutionary hymn "Song of General
Before the liberation of Korea from Japan's colonial rule, he had been a day laborer. It was after the national liberation by President
The next day after the liberation, he composed "March of Korea", the first song of new Korea and his maiden work.
Looking up to President
In 1946, he composed "Song of General
In his lifetime, Kim Won Gyun made distinguished feats for the development of the country's music, produced many famous songs of high ideological and artistic value and contributed to the creation of Sea of Blood-type revolutionary operas and the training of musician reserves.
A decree of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly on giving his name to Pyongyang Conservatory was issued in June 2006, and his bust was built in front of the main building of Pyongyang Kim Won Gyun Conservatory.