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Korean pianist Yiruma overcomes stage fright by wearing dark-coloured clothing

Published on Apr 4, 2014 2:34 PM
 
For a musician who has travelled around the world to perform sold-out concerts and has worked with contemporary K-pop artists such as Shinee and 2AM, it is surprising that South Korean pianist and composer Yiruma says he still suffers stage fright. -- PHOTO: MODE ENTERTAINMENT

For a musician who has travelled around the world to perform sold-out concerts and has worked with contemporary K-pop artists such as Shinee and 2AM, it is surprising that South Korean pianist and composer Yiruma says he still suffers stage fright.

"I am very scared, because it's my first time having a concert in Singapore. I don't like playing on stage. That's why I have to wear indigo clothing," he confessed.

He went on to explain that while he was writing his 2003 song, Indigo, he looked out of the window and saw the indigo-coloured sky, just before nightfall, and felt calm and relaxed. That experience has led to his habit of wearing indigo or dark blue clothing for his performances to help him overcome his stage fright.

Yiruma, 36, was speaking at a press conference on Friday for his concert on Saturday at The Star Theatre. All 5,000 tickets for the show are sold out.

 
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