Composer Hee Yun Kim

Paris: La Lettre du Musicien  “Memoir of Dong-Hak is fully convincing. This masterfully orchestrated quintet makes every soloist radiate, and ends in a particularly bright lyrical way, after a very tense performance, …freeing herself from the rules and traditions of the European (Classical) Music…”  Laurent Vilarem

2aa    Hee Yun Kim is the first-prize winner of Pablo Casals International Composition Competition in France.  Her music has been reviewed as “fully convincing” and “masterfully orchestrated” by Paris: La Lettre du Musicien. Her compositions have been performed in Europe, Asia, and the United States including New York, Boston, Ottawa, Amsterdam, Paris, Munich, Krakow, Tokyo and Seoul, and performed by diverse ensembles including l’Orchestre de la Francophonie Canadienne, Ensemble Calliopée, the University of Illinois Orchestra, the New York New Music Ensemble, Composers Ensemble of Northern New York, Seoul Metropolitan Chorus, ALEA III, HET Trio, harpist Ann Yeung, and Cellist Romain Garioud.

Her honors include a jury for the Salvatore Martirano International Composition Award, a recipient of the Seoul Cultural Foundation Grant, a composition review committee for the College Music Society International Conference, the Utah Arts Festival National Commissioning Program Finalist, the National Arts Centre Orchestra’s Composers Programme in Canada, the ALEA III International Composition Competition Finalist, and the Tokyo International Composition Competition Second Prize.

She received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Seoul National University in Korea, and her doctoral degrees from Krakow Music Academy in Poland and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.