Seung Myeong Oh

Marimba Artist | Professor

Seung-Myeong Oh is an endorser of Adams Percussion Instruments and Innovative Percussion, and is currently the Principal Timpanist of the Jeju Philharmonic Orchestra and Guest Professor at the Jeju National University in Korea. He is also the Founder and Director of the Oh Percussion Group and Oh Junior Percussion Ensemble. He is the founder and the organizer of the Jeju International Percussion Academy & Festival (JIPA) since 2010. Since 2012, Oh has served as an executive committee member of the Jeju International Wind Ensemble Festival (JIWEF) and the Jeju International Brass & Percussion Competition. Acknowledged for his outstanding musical talent, Oh was the first Korean to be nominated as the judge of the 20-year-anniversary of the 8th Belgium Universal International Marimba Competition in July 2020 and the first Thailand International Percussion Competition, in February 2019. Recognition of Oh’s musical talent was not limited to Europe but also across Asia and South Korea. Acknowledged for his soft and charismatic musical style, Oh is a pioneer who is passionate about developing a marimba and percussion culture in his hometown Jeju Island.