Article: Ten Korean Shows Where Leads Play Musicians

Music plays an integral part in Korean shows. The soundtracks are proof of it. It is a bonus to the viewers if the drama is about music. Along with wonderful compositions, we can also see our favourite actors taking the roles of musicians. Here is a list of music-based dramas.

1. Do You Like Brahms?

This drama is all about music, as the name suggests. It is the story of a piano prodigy whose music has started to lose charm and an aspiring violinist who quit her stable degree to pursue music.

Starring: Park Eun Bin, Kim Min Jae, and Park Ji Hyun


2. When The Weather Is Fine

The drama starts with a cellist who is tired of her job. She is frustrated with her city life. She decides to quit her job and return to the village where she studied high school. Here, she meets an old friend.

Starring: Park Min Young and Seo Kang Joon


3. When My Love Blooms

In this drama, the female lead does not have a successful career, but her only way to earn money is through giving piano classes. When she discovers that her son is getting bullied, she decides to meet the bully’s parent who is none other than her first love.

Starring: Yoo Ji Tae, Lee Bo Young, Park Jin Young, and Jeon So Nee


4. Tomorrow Cantabile

The drama is about two talented pianists who are very close to success but their personalities hold them back. One of them wants perfection in everything, and the other is a troublemaker. They need to make a name in the world of piano.

Starring: Joo Won and Shim Eun Kyung


5. The Liar And His Lover

The drama is about a trainee who quits playing bass. He is now the secret composer of the same band he was supposed to debut in. A young woman gifted with a beautiful voice joins his agency as a part of a new band.

Starring: Lee Hyun Woo, Joy, and Lee Seo Won


6. Beethoven Virus

The drama is about a conductor of an orchestra who looks for perfection. Because of this, he has fought with many musicians. A civil officer, who is also a violinist, wants to play before she loses her hearing and a suspended officer with a natural talent for trumpet join the orchestra.

Starring: Kim Myung Min, Lee Ji Ah, and Jang Keun Suk


7. Page Turner

This short drama is about a prodigy pianist who loses her sight after an accident. While trying to restart her life, she is supported by two young men; an upcoming pianist and her piano rival from the past.

Starring: Kim So Hyun, Ji Soo, and Shin Jae Ha


8. Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol

The drama is about a pianist who was once rich and now her family has lost all their fortune. She still has a positive attitude toward life. She meets a mysterious man who plans to help her start piano lessons.

Starring: Go Ara, Lee Jae Wook, and Kim Joo Hun


9. Five Fingers

The piano prodigy son of a piano-making company owner is forced to accept a new brother. His position in the house his threatened. An accident makes him unable to play the piano. Fourteen years later, the brothers are still competing but this time for love.

Starring: Ju Ji Hoon, Chae Shi Ra, Ji Chang Wook, and Jin Se Yeon


10. Hospital Playlist

The leads are doctors by profession but all of them are into music. They also have a small private band. The drama shows how one can continue music as a passion and heal using it.

Starring: Jo Jung Suk, Yoo Yeon Seok, Jung Kyung Ho, Kim Dae Myung, and Jeon Mi Do