Sang-min Ryu(b.2000) was born in South Korea. In 2017, he started learning composition under the guidance of Young-bin Jung. From 2019 to 2024, he earned bachelor’s degrees cum laude in Composition, Philosophy, and Mathematics, with a minor in Physics, at Hanyang University, where he studied composition under Myung-hoon Park and Ji-hyang Kim. From WiSe 24/25, he will study at Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf with José María Sánchez-Verdú. Drawing inspiration from philosophy—the art of creating concepts—his compositions primarily explore philosophical themes, incorporating ideas from philosophers such as Spinoza, Hegel, Bergson, and Deleuze.