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He studied piano and composition at the Seoul Arts High School and Seoul National University. At that time he won chamber music competition in the part of duo piano at the Seoul Arts High School and he also won many competitions for young composer in Korea. To passing the audition for assistant conductor of Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra has given to him many chance to study and conduct orchestra. He debuted as professional conductor with ARS Chamber Orchestra in Seoul which he founded at the age of 21. After leaving Seoul he studied at the Hochschule of Music in Vienna with Leopold Hager and at the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in Russia with Ilya Musin and at the summer school of the Mozarteum in Salzburg with Michael Gielen and at the summer school of Siena, Italy with Valery Gergiev. His debut as an international conductor came after receiving an award at the 1st Prokofiev International Competition for Conducting in 1993 in St. Petersburg. Since then he has been invited to conduct with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Kirov Opera(Maestro Valery Gergiev), St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra. He led the greatly successful Korean tour of the Kirov Opera Orchestra and Camerata St. Petersburg. In 1997 he also won the Tokyo International Competition for Conducting in Japan. Since then he has been invited by Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo City Symphony, Osaka Philharmonic, Osaka College Opera Ochestra. Presently he is conducting in Korea, Russia, Japan and Europe, e.g. He worked as Principal guest conductor of Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and Prime Philharmonic Orchestra as Chief Conductor of Seoul Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, Ulsan City Symphony Orchestra, Changwon City Symphony Orchestra, Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra in Korea and Osaka College Opera House Orchestra in Japan. He has successful concert tour with KBS Symphony Orchestra to Tokyo and Japan in 2007, with Nürnberg Symphony Orchestra to 4 German Cities in 2012(Nürnberg, Velbert, Witten, Coesfeld). He is currnetly visiting professor of Seokyeong University and recorded 2CDs with Lituanian Chamber and Vienna Concertverein.



Since its foundation on March 30th, 1985, Korean Symphony Orchestra has held more than 90 concerts over the last twenty-nine years, ultimately establishing itself as Korea’s leading symphony orchestra. From its foundation in 1985 to the present day, it has played on many stages for various public performances, at the Korean classical music community’s most prestigious concerts while also holding various special concerts in an effort to raise public awareness of Korean classical music. In 2013, it was the sole orchestra to perform on stage at the 18th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony. It has also performed for visiting world musicians such as Placido Domingo, José Carreras, Angela Gheorghiu, and Radu Lupu. In June 2010, in commemoration of its 25th anniversary, the Orchestra held concerts at Carnegie Hall in New York and Cerritos Hall in Los Angeles, drawing raves from local media including The New York Times. With the inauguration of conductor Hun-Joung Lim in January 2014 as the fifth Artistic Director and Chief Conductor, the Korean Symphony is set to continue its progress toward becoming a world-class orchestra.
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