Jinwook Jung was born in 1994 in Seoul. He was accepted in 2006as a pre-student at the Korean National University of Arts. Since 2012, he has studied composition for his bachelor's degree at the University of the Arts Bremen with Prof. Jörg Birkenkötter. Currently he is studying for a Master in Composition at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz with Prof. Beat Furrer since 2016. He has won a number of composition awards and scholarships, including one from the national scholarship foundation of Germany (Deutschlandstipendium) and the DAAD from the University of the Arts Bremen. Since 2015, he has been receiving a scholarship from the Oscar and Vera Ritter Foundation. In the same year he was awarded the prize of the Karlsruhe Composition Competition and in 2016 he was selected for the masterclass orchestral composition of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra (SWR) with his piece as an active participant. He was also awarded in 2016 the 1st prize of the Florence Composition Competition
For a starting point to his compositions, he often looks to works or ideas from other fields of art, such as visual art, literature and architecture. From his homeland, in terms of both the traditional and the present, he is never content to merely «translate» idioms; rather he ardently seeks ways to reflect on these issues and to bring an inspiring vitality to his own ideas in these works.