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Hyelim Kim (KOR) – Songs of the Forest Calm

November 30 @ 8:00 pm9:30 pm

With Kasper Staub and Torben Westergaard

As composer and daegeum (Korean flute) soloist, Dr Hyelim Kim has been using pioneering intercultural/interdisciplinary approaches through rooted in Korean traditional music. As a daegeum virtuoso, Kim was selected as an ‘emerging artist’ by the Korean Arts Council and as the Kumho Young Artist, has been invited to perform a live session with Nils Frahm on BBC Radio 3’s celebrated Late Junction, and was the soloist on the world premier of a daegeum concertino performed with the Orchestre de chambre de Paris, to name a few. She has also won prizes at various acclaimed competitions, including the Gold Medal at the Korean National Taegŭm Competition and the 1st prize at the Korean National Chongro Music Competition. Kim has performed at various prestigious festivals worldwide, including the London Jazz Festival, Melbourne Women’s Festival (Melbourne), China International Bamboo Flute Festival (Yuping), the World Classics (England), the Shubbak Festival (London), and the Creativity Unlimited Festival (Sydney). Kim is a regular member of the Third Orchestra (Barbican Centre). Kim has extended her musical practice to the interdisciplinary sphere. ‘Korean Music with Nature’ is a series of videos she directed and performed in with support from the Korean Ministry of Culture, and PRS Foundation (UK) funded her ‘Dansang’ short films, which won the Best Music Award at the Experimental, Dance & Music Film Festival (Los Angeles) in 2021. Some of Kim’s projects have been documented in her monograph ‘Tradition and Creativity in Korean Taegŭm Flute Performance’ published by Routledge in 2021


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Photo by Tatiana Gorilovsky


November 30
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm


Det Jyske Musikkonservatorium
Skovgaardsgade 2C
Aarhus, 8000 Denmark
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