Youth Symphony Orchestra Conductors

Maestro Won Mo Kim

Won-Mo Kim came to the US at an early age to study the violin, His teachers have included Richard Burgin, Raphael Bronstain, Ivan Galamian, Joseph Knitzer and Roman Totenherg, culminating in a doctorate degree.

He has appeared as a soloist with major orchestras, in recitals and in chamber music concerts on national radio and television in the United States, Europe, South America and the Orient, as well as the summer festivals in Aspen, Berkshire, Brevard and Main. At the Berkshire Music Festival, Dr. Kim earned the distinction of best instrumentalist of the year for two consecutive years. He has performed at the White House by invitation of former President Carter, appeared as soloist with Robert Shaw and the Atlanta Symphony.
He was solo artist at the International Music Festival for the Inaugural Se-Jong Performing Center in Seoul and performed as soloist and Artist Director of the Federal UFRN Chamber Orchestra during five concert tours in Brazil.

Professor Kim held artist-professor positions at universities in California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and at South Carolina earning the title of Distinguished Professor. He has been cited by St. Louis Symphony Association with the outstanding Teacher's Award for three consecutive years and has himself nurtured numerous young violinists to winning major international competitions.
Kim is described by New York and Boston critics as artist "performing with virtuosity" and "technically impressive and poetically expressive."' Previously He was Music Director of Los Angeles Youth Orchestra, Long Bay, Florence, Myrtle Beach Philharmonic and Charleston Symphony Youth Orchestra.

He came to Korea as a Visiting Professor at the Seoul National University and is presently professor at the Dankook University appearing as guest conductor and soloist with Seoul Philharmonic, KBS, and other orchestras. Professor Kim records with Mastersound and Empire labels.

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