Korean-born clarinettist Wonkak Kim has captivated audiences around the world with his “excellent breath control” (The Washington Post) and “exuberant musicianship” (Fanfare). Kim has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician at leading venues throughout the United States such as Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, and Constitution Hall as well as in Paris, London, Ghent, Geneva, Seoul, Osaka, Costa Rica, and Brazil. A Naxos Recording Artist, he has recorded numerous CDs that have received international acclaim: Gulfstream (8.559692), a collection of new American chamber music, was named ‘US Music Choice’ by BBC Music Magazine and praised for its “very highest quality” (Gramophone, UK). The Clarinet lauded Kim’s “sensitive playing, lovely sound and consummate facility” on his Naxos recording of the Clarinet Sonatas by François Devienne (9.70150). Kim’s live and recorded performances have been featured on Radio France, Swedish Radio, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, CJPX Radio Classique Québec, Hong Kong RTHK-HK, the Korean Broadcasting System, and NPR stations around the US. Kim is Professor of Clarinet at Tennessee Tech University, USA and is a Buffet-Crampon, Silverstein, and Vandoren Performing Artist.
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