Mr. Ahn has earned the respect of musicians as well as drummers from teaching for over 15 years at the major music schools in Korea. He learned to drum at the age of five from his father who played the drums for the House Band of the U.S. Army in Korea. By age nine he was selected by the Baby Show Band and was performing for the U.S. Army. By the time he was eleven, he had a God-given opportunity at a jazz club to play a drum solo before the legendary Art Blakey who visited Korea. The encounter with Art was such an inspiration to him, and it is still alive in him to this day.
Profile Academic ability
In 1994 he graduated Summa Cum Laude from Ecole de Musique de SAINT BRICE in France, completing his coursework in only three years.
Myong Ji University, Seoul Institute of the Arts, Dong-ah Institute of Media and Arts, Paekjae institute of the Arts, Seoul Jazz Academy, Kyung Hee University, Dan Kook University, The Western Music Research Institute of Seoul, National University College of Music, Chung Woon University, Joong Bu University, Mok Won University.
(As a team player) KBS(Korea Broadcasting system) Light music team, MBC(Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation) Orchestra (second best player), Love & Peace, Cho yong pil and Great Birth, Black Butterfly, Korea Fantasy Group, The Seoul , Jang Choong , Majang Dong Studio recording artist.
Accompanied performance with-
Seoul Municipal Orchestra, Incheon Municipal Orchestra, Jeonju Municipal Orchestra, Busan Municipal Orchestra, Jeju Municipal Orchestra, Changwon Municipal Orchestra, Seongnam Municipal Orchestra, The Prime Orchestra, Seoul Municipal Choir & Seoul National Choir.
Mid Summer Night's Dream , Chicago, Westside Story, The Leopard of Mt. Kilimanjaro, etc.
Overseas performance 15 states of U.S, Canada, Japan, Germany, Australia , Sakhalin , 7 countries in Southeast Asian tour, Pyeong yang(2002)
In France: Fin D'ETUDES Diplome de fin d'Etudes Mention Tres Bien UNION DES ECOLES ET CONSERVATOIRES DE, MUSIQUE MUNICIPAUX DU VAL-D'OISE 1er.PRIX,superieur UNION REGIONALE DES ECOLES DE MUSIQUE, DE DANSE et d'ART DRAMATIQUE D'ILE-DE-FRANCE prix d'excellence
In Korea: Best player 2006 from Korea Entertainment Association
Join the Lee Mi Ja's concert, Join the Cho Young Nam's concert, The Korean Traditional Performing Arts - KKoc Doo She MPO Orchestra, Ahn ki seung Jazz TRIO Soong Sil University, Choong Chung University's part time lecturer
"When everyone gazes upon the beauty of flower, I take care of roots, stems and leaves before the blossom."