By Hee Yun Kim

Hee Yun Kim’s music has rich imagination, colorful orchestration and dramatic energy of musical lines. Her compositions have been performed in many cities in the U.S., Europe and Asia including New York, Boston, Ottawa, Amsterdam, Paris, Munich, Krakow and Seoul, and performed by prominent ensembles including the New York New Music Ensemble, Ensemble Calliopée in Paris, l’Orchestre de la Francophonie Canadienne in Montréal, Composers Ensemble of Northern New York, ALEA III in Boston, HET Trio in the Netherlands, and in workshops with the Kronos Quartet and soprano Dawn Upshaw. She won the Pablo Casals International Competition First Prize (France, 2007), the National Arts Centre Orchestra’s Composers Programme (Canada, 2007), the Composers Ensemble of Northern New York Competition (2006), the University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra Commission (2006), the Tokyo International Composition Competition Second Prize (Japan, 2005), the ALEA III International Composition Competition Finalist (Boston, 2004). Her upcoming projects include the premiere of Awakening for flute and piano by Duo New Music (Austria) at the 2010 European Flute Convention in Munich, and a commission by the Tchaikovsky Competition prize-winner cellist Romain Garioud. Her chamber work, Memoir of Dong-Hak will be published on SCI (Society of Composers Inc.) CD Series in 2010.

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. She is currently a freelancer composer.

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