Yuwon Kim, from Daegu (South Korea), is currently the Rita E. Hauser Conducting Fellow at Curtis Institute of Music, where she works closely with Curtis mentor conductor Yannick Nézet- Séguin.
The winner of the 2018 Princess Astrid International Music Competition, Ms. Kim has worked with Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich; the Netherlands, Bad Reichenhall, and South Czech philharmonics; the North Netherlands, Trondheim, St. Petersburg, Korean and Prague symphony orchestras; Residentie Orkest The Hague; the Aspen Conducting Academy Orchestra; and the Austrian Ensemble for New Music. She has also assisted Thomas Adès and Juanjo Mena at Los Angeles Philharmonic, Xian Zhang at NJO: Dutch Orchestra and Ensemble Academy and Jac van Steen at Opera North (U.K.). In 2015, Ms Kim was awarded the Holland Scholarship from the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science, and in 2014 she received the Robert Spano Conductor Prize from the Aspen Music Festival and School.
Ms. Kim holds a bachelor’s degree in composition and conducting from Seoul National University and a Master of Music with distinction from Mozarteum University Salzburg, where she studied conducting with Dennis Russell Davies, Hans Graf and Bruno Weil. She has also participated in master classes with Marc Albrecht, Bernard Haitink, Kurt Masur, Leonard Slatkin, and David Zinman.
Schubert: Rosamunde (Overture)
Schumann: Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op 129 – 1st mvt
Alexandra Grimal: humus (compulsory new work)
Brahms: Variations sur un thème de Haydn, Op 56a
Fabio Vacchi: Was Beethoven African? (compulsory new work)