Andrew Jinhong Kim is a conductor dedicated to passionate and joyful collaboration. He starts his tenure as the Music Director of New York Youth Symphony Orchestra in Fall 2023. In this role, he works with talented young musicians to perform cornerstone repertoire and premiere works by young American composers three times a year at Carnegie Hall. In addition, he continues his passion for training young conductors through leading the Robert L. Poster Apprentice Conducting Program.
Mr. Kim also serves on the faculty of the Conducting Institute, a comprehensive training program led by Miguel Harth-Bedoya. In this role, he teaches classes on aural skills, keyboard skills, and other topics, in addition to helping with curricular planning and execution. Mr. Kim has conducted orchestras in the US and beyond, including Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra, among others. He served as the Assistant Conductor of Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra and as a Cover Conductor with Minnesota Orchestra. He has twice participated in the Conductor’s Workshop at Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music with Cristian Macelaru, in Internationale Sommerakademie Radolfzell with Johannes Schlaefli, and appeared in performances at PRISMA Festival in Powell River, Canada and Wintergreen Festival in Virginia.
Mr. Kim studied with Mark Russell Smith at University of Minnesota, with Octavio Más-Arocas at Ithaca College, and with Andrew Hauze at Swarthmore College. Beyond school, he is mentored by Miguel Harth-Bedoya. His other teachers include Matthew Caretti, Joseph Gregorio, Gary Gress, and Richard Rotz. He is deeply grateful for all the excellent guidance and mentorship he has received thus far in his life as a musician.
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