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Jun Kim

Director, Orchestras

Assistant Professor, Instrumental Conducting


DMA & Artist Diploma, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory
MM, Indiana University
BM, Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University


“….Stylish support from the Washington Chamber Orchestra, led by Jun Kim..”
- on CD recording review by Baltimore Sun

“... Emotions spilled wondrously over into a performance...led by conductor Jun Kim…”
- Duluth News Tribune

“Jun Kim conducted the UWM Symphony Orchestra, which played Ravel’s challenging, jazzy score with snappy energy and a terrific ear for detail...”
- Milwaukee Magazine

The winner of the American Prize 2015 in Opera Conducting, the prize-winner of 2013 Orquestra de Cordoba Conducting Competition in Spain and 2012 Black Sea Conducting Competition in Romania, Jun Kim has conducted extensively in North America and Europe.

Jun Kim currently is the Director of Orchestral Activities at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) and Music Director of the UWM Symphony Orchestra. He also serves as Artistic Director of the Washington Chamber Orchestra, in Washington D.C, with whom he released a debut recording to a critical acclaim.

In addition to these positions, Jun Kim has appeared with Orquestra de Cordoba in Spain, the State Symphony Orchestra of Russia, the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra and the Moscow Symphony Orchestra in Russia, Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra in the Czech Republic, the Brasov Philharmonic, the Symphony Orchestra of the National Opera and Ballet in Constanta, Pitesti philharmonic and Bacau Philharmonic in Romania, Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra in Lithuania, Radom Chamber Orchestra in Poland, Symphony Orchestra of Elche in Spain, Mahler Philharmonic in Austria, Berlin Sinfonietta in Germany, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra in Canada, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Duluth Symphony Orchestra and Richmond Symphony Orchestra in the USA.

Jun Kim was selected as a Discovery Series Conductor at the Oregon Bach Festival under Maestro Helmuth Rilling. He has participated at the National Arts Center of Canada Conducting program and was personally selected by Maestro Kurt Masur for the Kurt Masur conducting seminar in New York. Most recently, Jun Kim was selected to participate at the St. Magnus Festival in the United Kingdom to work with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. He was also chosen to work with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the May Festival Chorus and with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under Marin Alsop. He was a scholarship recipient at the Pierre Monteux School for Conductors and at the Conductors Retreat at Medomak. He has returned, by invitation of its musicians, to conduct the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra. He has conducted the production of Verdi’s La Traviata at the National University of Music Opera Theater in Bucharest, Romania.

Jun Kim has worked under maestros such as Dumitru Goia, Jorma Panula, Martyn Brabbins, Xian Zhang, Colin Metters, Gustav Meier and Markand Thakar. He received a Bachelor of Music degree from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, a Master of Music degree from Indiana University, a Doctor of Musical Arts degree and an Artist Diploma from University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.