Lee Ru-Ma (Seoul, 1978), aka Yiruma, is a South Korean composer. He began studying the piano from the age of five. At the age of ten he moved to London where he completed his musical studies, first graduating from Purcell School (1997) and then from King's College (2000).
His recording debut dates back to 2001 with two albums: First Love and Love Scene with which he achieved considerable success. Yiruma's musical references are both classic (Schubert and Chopin) and rock (AC / DC and Oasis). He is an admirer of the Australian singer-songwriter Sia.
His records enjoy great success in both western and eastern markets, confirming the universality of his music. Yiruma states that his aim “is to compose a melody that sounds like a song without words. I think that's the reason people love my music. "