"... emotions spilled wondrously over into a performance...led by Jun Kim, a young conductor from Ohio...." - Duluth News Tribune-

"Jun Kim conducted the UWM Symphony Orchestra, which played Ravel’s challenging, jazzy score with snappy energy and a terrific ear for detail..." - Milwaukee Magazine-

The winner of 2015 American Prize in Opera Conducting, the Prize winner of 2013 Orquesta de Cordoba Conducting Competition in Spain, and 2012 Black Sea Conducting Competition in Romania, Jun Kim has conducted extensively in North America and Europe.

Since 2012, Jun Kim has been appointed as the Director of Orchestral Activities and the Music Director of the UWM Symphony Orchestra and is the conducting professor at University of Wisconsin -Milwaukee, in USA. He is the founder and also the artistic director of the Washington Chamber Orchestra, based in Washington D.C which performs actively in Washington, Maryland, Virginia area throughout the season.

Jun Kim has appeared with the orchestras such as the State Symphony Orchestra of Russia, the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra, the Moscow Symphony Orchestra in Russia, Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra in Czech Republic, Brasov Philharmonic, Pitesti philharmonic and Bacau Philharmonic in Romania, Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, in Lithuania, Radom Chamber Orchestra in Poland, Symphony Orchestra of Elche in Spain, Berlin Sinfonietta in Germany, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra in Canada, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Duluth Symphony Orchestra and Richmond Symphony Orchestra in USA.

He has been selected as a Discovery Series Conductor at the Oregon Bach Festival under Maestro Helmuth Rilling. Kim has participated at the National Arts Center of Canada Conducting program and was personally selected by Maestro Kurt Masur for the Kurt Masur conducting seminar in New York. He has worked and conducted for the production of Verdi’s La Traviata at National University of Music in Bucharest, Romania.
He was a scholarship recipient at the Pierre Monteux School for Conductors and Conductor’s retreat at Medomak. He has returned to conduct the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra by musicians’ invitation for their subscription concert.

Most recently, Jun Kim has been selected to participate at St. Magnus Festival in U.K to work with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. He was also chosen to work with Cincinnati Symphony and the May festival Chorus, and also with Baltimore Symphony Orchestra with Marin Alsop.

His guest conducting engagement next season include the Symphony Orchestra of the National Opera and Ballet in Constanta, Romania, and Orquesta de Cordoba in Spain.

Jun Kim has worked under the Maestros such as Dumitru Goia, Jorma Panula, Martyn Brabbins, Kenneth Kiesler, Xian Zhang, Colin Metters, Gustav Meier and Markand Thakar.

The artists he has collaborated include pianist Mikhail Petukhov, Winner of Queen Elizabeth competition, Yeoleum Son, Laureate of Van Cliburn and Tchaikovsky Competition, Soprano Donna Brown, Cellist Amit Peled, Baritone Markus Eiche and Violinist, Mitica Feraru among many others.

Active as a violinist, Jun Kim has played recitals and concerts and he has been invited to give violin masterclasses and performances at the universities in US and Korea and served as juries for many competitions. He has won prizes and awards including the Starling Competition, the CCM Concerto Competition, CIBC Canada National Music Competition, Vancouver Youth Symphony Concerto Competition, Tuesday Musical Competition of Akron and he was a recipient of the Aspen Music Festival Fellowship, British Columbia Cultural Scholarship, Bowdoin Festival fellowship, among others. He has also played in violin masterclasses of Cho-liang Lin, Pamela Frank, Federico Agostini, Sergiu Schwartz.

An avid chamber musician, Mr. Kim has worked with the members of the Juilliard Quartet, Cleveland Quartet, La Salle Quartet, Tokyo String Quartet, and the Peabody Trio. Jun Kim is a founding member of The Ainos Trio and they performed at the opening concert of inaugural CCM Spoleto Festival in Spoleto, Italy.

He has served as a concertmaster of CCM Philharmonia Orchestra, and invited to be a guest concertmaster of the orchestras, such as CCM Spoleto Festival Orchestra, Springfield Symphony, Lima Symphony, Wonju Yonsei Philharmonic, to name a few. He also played under such conductors as David Zinman, James Depriest, Lawrence Foster, among others.

Native of Korea, Jun Kim was raised in a musical family, his mother is a pianist and sister is a concert organist. He started the piano at age 3 and the violin at age 12, studied with Young Mi Cho. After immigrating to Vancouver, Canada at age 15, he continued his violin study with John Loban, violin professor at UBC and a former student of Efrem Zimbalist. Jun Kim went on to study under tutelage of Victor Danchenko and Ik-Hwan Bae at Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University for a bachelor of music degree in violin performance, where he was a recipient of Peabody merit scholarship. He received a master of music degree from prestigious Indiana University studying with renowned violinist and pedagogue Miriam Fried. Jun Kim has received Artist Diploma and a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Violin Performance and Orchestra Conducting as cognate from the University of Cincinnati- College Conservatory of Music. While studying at CCM under Dr. Won-Bin Yim, he was appointed as a Violin teaching assistant from 2001-2006 at CCM and at the Aspen Music Festival. He was also on the violin faculty in CCM's preparatory department.

From 2006 -2012, Jun Kim has served as an assistant professor of violin and director of the University Orchestra at Cedarville University and he was the music director of the Springfield Youth symphony Orchestra, in Ohio, USA.