Film composer Justin Hurwitz to hold concert for Jecheon International Music & Film Festival

Film composer Justin Hurwitz [JUSTIN HURWITZ]

A special concert by the film composer behind “Whiplash” (2015) and “La La Land” (2016), Justin Hurwitz, will be held at Airfield Stage on Aug. 13 for the upcoming Jecheon International Music & Film Festival (Jimff).

Hurwitz is planning to visit the festival as he was selected as the winner of the Jecheon Film Music Honorary Award, an award given to a music composer who left a significant mark on the field of film music.

He will stage a live performance of his original music in films “Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench” (2009), “Whiplash,” “La La Land” and “First Man” (2018) as a conductor and a pianist.

His piano performance includes original soundtracks of “La La Land” such as “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” and “Mia and Sebastian’s Theme.” Musical actors Lee Choong-joo and Min Kyung-ah will perform “City of Stars” in the roles of Mia and Sebastian.

The 18th Jimff runs from Aug. 11 to 16.