Yiruma is the stage name of Lee Ru-ma a South Korean pianist(born February 15, 1978) who began playing piano at the age of 5. He moved to London when he was eleven, in 1988, to study at The Purcell School of Music. He held dual citizenship, South Korean and British, until 2006, when he gave up his UK citizenship to serve in the South Korean Navy.
On May 27, 2007 Yiruma married Son Hye-Im and. He composed a song "27.May" representing his marriage to Son Hye-Im
Yiruma composed a main theme piece for a popular KBS drama, Spring Waltz during 2006
In popular media he is known for his 2 most popular composed songs Kiss the rain and River flows in you. Many women see him as their ideal future boyfriend. Guy pianists want to be like him and look up to him.
Michael: Do you know who Yiruma is?
Michael: Look up "Fotografia, What beautiful stars, Kiss the rain, River flows in you, With the wind, Chaconne" in youtube from top to bottom order. Just some of my favorite songs he composed