Mr. Kim studied conducting at the Pierre Monteux School and the Conductors Institute at Bard College Conservatory of Music. He has performed in masterclasses and received training from artists including Leon Fleisher, Gustav Meier, Yuval Yaron, Robert Koenig, and the Juilliard String Quartet. As a featured performer, he appeared both as a pianist and conductor on Southern California’s Classical KDB 93.7 FM, as well as the Maine Public Broadcasting Network. As a passionate advocate of new music, Mr. Kim has led numerous world premieres of works by living composers, including music by Hans Zimmer from the motion picture, Inception. He is a recipient of multiple career grants from the Léni Fé Bland Foundation and has won first prize awards in piano from the Music Teachers National Association and Saddleback Symphony Young Artist competitions. A devoted music educator himself, he frequently serves as a clinician and competition adjudicator for arts organizations throughout the United States.
Anthony Do-Hoon Kim was awarded a Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Michigan where he studied under Kenneth Kiesler. He also holds both a Bachelor and Master of Music in Piano Performance from UC Santa Barbara, where he was a student of Charles Asche. As a graduate assistant, he taught instrumental conducting courses at UCSB under the guidance of Richad Rintoul. Equally prolific as a pianist, he received the Ernö Daniel Memorial Award for Distinguished Performance and was recognized as the Outstanding Graduate of the Year in 2010. Growing up in Southern California, Mr. Kim studied piano with Kay Etheridge and performed as a violinist and violist with the San Diego Youth Symphony.