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Name Hee Yun Kim
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Date of birth 10/11/1971
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Profile Hee Yun Kim is the winner of the prestigious award, Pablo Casals International Composition Competition in France, 2007. Her music has rich imagination, colorful orchestration and dramatic energy of musical lines. Her compositions have been performed in many cities in Europe, Asia, and the United States 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.

Her other awards include the National Arts Centre Orchestra’s Composers Programme (Canada, 2007), the Composers Ensemble of Northern New York Competition (2006), the University of Illinois 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 Young Music (Austria) at the 2010 Flute Festival Munich in Germany, and a commission by Paris-based cellist Romain Garioud, the prize-winner of Tchaikovsky and Rostropovitch Competitions. Her chamber work, Memoir of Dong-Hak (2005) will be published on the 2010 SCI (Society of Composers Inc.) CD Series.

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. Her teachers include Erik Lund, Marek Stachowski, Sukhi Kang and Chung-Gil Kim. She has taught music theory classes at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a visiting lecturer. She is currently a freelance composer.