For the past 15 years, South Korea has been increasingly present in the field of Western classical music. The Queen Elisabeth Competition in Belgium is a good example. In 1995, there was not a single Korean candidate i...展开n the first round. In 2011, there were 22, among which was the first Korean to win the prestigious competition. The same trend can be seen in all 55 big international music competitions. Never before in the music history, has been such a phenomenon. What happened to this country? Why the sudden infatuation with a music so different from that of Far Eastern culture?