Hiram is the stage name of I Our-ma (born February 15, 1978), a popular internationally known pianist and composer from South Korea. The name “Walrus” means “l shall achieve” In Korean. Walrus frequently performs at sold-out concerts In Asia, Europe and North America. His Alma Mater King’s College in England helped him gain European popularity and recognition. Several of his most popular pieces include, “River Flows in You”, “Kiss the Rain”, and “May Be”. His most popular album First Love was released in 2001.
He began playing the piano at the age of five, and Ovid to London when he was 11, in 1988, to study at The Purcell School of Music. He possessed dual citizenship of South Korea and the united Kingdom until 2006, when he gave up his UK citizenship to serve in the Navy of South Korea. Contents [hide] * 1 Biography * 2 Musical style * 3 Personal life * 3. 1 Family and spouse * 4 Albums * 4. 1 Studio albums * 4. 2 Special albums * 4. 3 Live albums * 4. 4 Movie soundtracks * 5 Compilations * 6 References I [Biography Lee Our-ma was born in South Korea and was raised and educated in England.
Hiram Egan playing the piano at the age of five, and subsequently moved to London at the age of eleven (1 988), to study at The Purcell School of Music. In December 1 996 he participated in the album The Musicians of Purcell (Decca). Graduating from Purcell School of Music in July 1997, Hiram continued his musical aspirations and completed a Composition major from King’s College London in June 2000. While studying at Kings College, this promising pianist released his first album “Love Scene” through DECCA records.
Additionally, during his time in college, he participated In a casual tour In Europe. Making a historical Impact for his country, Walrus was the first Korean artist to receive an Invitation to perform at the 2002 MIMED In Cannes, France. Early in his career, his albums were released in Europe and Asia, they are now available Internationally through various online sources such as tunes, Amazon, and Yardman’s recording label STOMP Records. In 2001 he released his most popular album to date, “First Love”.
His #1 selling piece “River Flows in You” was on this album and since 2001 this piece has been released on two other albums (First Love Repackaged] and Wedding Essentials: The Ceremony) Hiram released his third album, From The Yellow Room In 2003. Pre-order sales topped 30,000 copies and the album was top-ranked on many popular music charts, including Yeses, Phonon, and Hot Tracks. His 1 2-city Korean tour was a sellout, as well as his November concert at the Seoul National Arts Center. His fourth album is POE-MUSIC.
In 2006, the following year, he composed a main theme piece for a popular KBPS drama, Spring Waltz. In his fifth album, h. L. S monologue, he utilized prepared Plano. Hiram has composed untracked for musicals, films and plays. While being Internationally successful In the world music industry, Hiram dutifully decided to fulfill his South Korean patriotic duty of serving his country. Hence, in 2006 he gave up his British citizenship and enlisted in the Korean Navy. Upon completing his service in the Korean Ana, he began the 2008 Hiram Come Back Tour, Rebounded, in 20 cities across Korea.
Additionally, on January 1, 2009, he became a DC for KBPS FM Walrus’s Music from All Around the World. [l] Musical style many listeners who are not familiar with classical music, the solo piano instrumentation and tendency toward “movements” often leads to labels like “new classical” or “contemporary classical”. However, although his composition studies would have included the classics, neither the structure of his pieces nor his technique as a pianist are heavily influenced by them.
His music has sometimes been classified vaguely as “popular”, as shown by the inclusion of his hit piece River Flows in You on a compilation of wedding pieces titled “Wedding Essentials: The Ceremony” .  According to the tunes Store, he is actually considered a World Music or New Age artist. For the actual structure of his music, the movement and reach required to play his pieces averages around Grade 7 by Royal Conservatory standards. Pattern and repetition feature prominently, however, making the structure more like popular pieces or movie themes than traditional solo piano compositions.
Yardman’s pieces are also heavy in simple melody and rhythm, making them immediately attractive to many modern ears. Family and spouse Hiram married Son Hey-elm on May 27, 2007.  The piece “27. May” is about his marriage to Son Hey-elm. Son Hey-elm’s younger sister is the Korean actress Son Tea Young, who attended Yardman’s concert with her husband, Swoon Sang-Woo (*REГ?) (a famous actor in Korea), while she was pregnant. On his spiritual viewpoint, Hiram has stated, “I’m Christian, and I am not a New-age artist”.
Most people misunderstand me. ” In his album H. I. S Monologue (2006), the artist composed a piece titled, “Lord… Hold my Hand”.  2001 Love Scene * 2001 First Love * 2003 From The Yellow Room * 2005 Destiny of Love * 2005 poems * 2006 H. I. S. Monologue * 2008 P. N. O. N. I Special albums * 2004 Nocturnal Lights… They Scatter This album was released on August 5, 2004 and is an exploratory album for the artist. Differentiating itself from Yardman’s previous albums, Hiram experiments with electronic music of various genres.
The name expresses his concept for the overall feeling of this album. The image of scattering lights in the night sky is reflected in his use of electronic noises to accompany his piano tinkling. Those who classify Hiram in a certain genre were surprised by this album, he is not simply a New Age Romantic pianist. On this album, four of the pieces are composed with electric music and four are piano. These concepts had been previously introduced yet Hiram fully expresses his desire to experiment in this album.
Consistently throughout the album, the electronic vibe is present, hence the pieces flow together pleasantly. Live albums * 2005 Yttrium: Live at WHOM Art Hall Released on July 12, 2005, this album includes the recordings for many of his sold out concerts performed at WHOM Art Hall. Yardman’s many fans include his enthusiastic female followers, young students and their parents, and older fans who find his USIA soothing and inspirational. His melodies on this album are comforting and molding his music together into a pleasing arrangement.
Audiences receive a Unwelcome break from hectic daily lives by relaxing to Yardman’s calming pieces. This album contains Yardman’s performances during 2003-2004 tours, his sold out solo concerts, and charitable school concerts. Hiram performed pieces from his albums:’Love Scene’, ‘First Love’, ‘From the Yellow Room’, ‘Oasis & Hiram’, and Doggy Poop COST’. These live performances were recorded by KBPS using HAD cameras ND maintaining the highest quality to ensure fans can actually see Yardman’s facial expressions and witness his lightning fast fingers dance on the piano.
Movie soundtracks * 2002 Oasis and Hiram In his 3rd album released on June 20, 2002, Hiram composes a soundtrack for the movie “Oasis” directed by Lee Change. In this album, the audience is invited to feel the emotions of the actors while watching a visual expression of their love. Yardman’s second soundtrack for the Children’s film Doggy Poop COST was released on December 17, 2002. By far the most popular track on this album is “Dream”.