All About Me
Hyun Kim, music director and CEO of Silicon Valley Philharmonic, was born in Seoul, Korea. He received B.M. in composition at ChongShin University where he started his conducting career.
He studied orchestral conducting with Dr. Jaedong Jung and Professor Nosang Geum at ChungAng University in Korea. He performed many concerts as a music director and conductor with various music organizations including Ilsan Youth Symphony Orchestra and Kwachon Youth Symphony. in 1993, he was chosen to conduct the Festival Ensemble in Seoul Contemporary Music Festival by Seoul Music Association. In the United States, he studied composition and conducting at Sonoma State University with Dr. Brian S. Wilson. He founded Silicon Valley Youth Symphony in 2008 and San Francisco Korean Symphony & Chorus in 2009 and has been proudly leading them, also as a local musician, he has conducted several classical music groups in the bay area.