Jin Kim is in his sixteenth season as Music Director of the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra. Under his leadership, Atlantic Symphony has transformed into one of the premier professional orchestras in Boston and New England. The music critics including The Boston Globe and the The Patriot Ledger consistently praise the orchestra’s performances as “spectacular, dramatic, expressive, confident and unified”. During Kim's tenure the ASO has solidified its mission, broadened the repertoire and continues garnering enthusiastic support from Boston's South Shore community.
Kim is the sole recipient of the 2003 Robert Shaw Conducting Fellowship, a prestigious career development award underwritten by the National Endowment for the Arts. Upon Maestro David Zinman invitation, he also served as a Conducting Fellow at the Aspen Music Festival.
Kim has also conducted the National Symphony (DC) and National Arts Center (Ottawa) orchestras. Since 2001 he has also been a regular guest conductor of Bucheon Philharmonic, one of the leading professional orchestras in Korea. After serving as the Music Director of the Empire State Youth Orchestras (NY), he has been a frequent guest conductor of orchestras including Boston University and Boston Conservatory. As a teacher, he taught instrumental conducting and served as a visiting conductor of the Boston University Chamber Orchestra.
Equally versatile in the choral-orchestral genre, Kim is a founding Music Director of Magnum Chorum and received first prize at the 1995 American Choral Directors Association's National Conducting Competition. As
a pianist he was a finalist at the Minnesota
Orchestra Concerto Competition and an active chamber musician. Also an accomplished professional
singer, he gave numerous performances at Carnegie Hall and other major international venues as a member of leading
professional choruses in the United States including the Robert Shaw Institute
Singers, the Dale Warland
Singers, and the Oregon Bach Festival Chorus.
in Seoul, South Korea, Kim immigrated to the United States at age
eleven. He is a graduate of St. Olaf College and the Eastman School of Music where he studied piano
with Rebecca Penneys and conducting with David Effron. Since then he has worked extensively with renowned Finnish conducting pedagogue Jorma Panula and participated in Master Classes with Otto-Werner Mueller, Hugh Wolff, Pinchas Zukerman and Leonard Slatkin.
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