Instrument: Composer

2012 - 2013 | Quentin Kim, Composer

The KCS Composer-in-Residence for the 2012 and 2013 seasons, Quentin Kim, creates emotionally compelling music based on his conviction in the “perpetual modernity of tonality.” His music has been performed at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, New York Society for Ethical Culture, Salle Cortot in Paris, Cajastur Cultural Center in Gijón, Spain, as well as at the Concerts at the Crossroads series in Cleveland. Kim’s work has been praised for its “refreshingly direct” (New York Concert Review) quality. Also an outstanding pianist, Kim earned a doctorate in Piano Performance at Julliard in 2010.


2003 - 2004 | Jeeyoung Kim, Composer

Korean Concert Society’s first ever Composer in Residence Jeeyoung Kim writes music that harmonizes the unique cultural aspects from Eastern and Western traditions. Recent works include two pieces, “Tryst” and “Ancient Bell”, that were commissioned and toured worldwide by the Silk Road Ensemble lead by Yo-Yo Ma. She has served as a composer-in-residence for Chanticleer, a Grammy Award winning choir, and she is currently a composer-in-residence for San Francisco Performances.