Praised by the Washington Post for “excellent breath control and fine command of his instrument,” Korean-born clarinetist Wonkak Kim has captivated audiences around the globe with “lyrical musicality and supple tone” (The Clarinet Magazine) and “impressive range” (The New York Concert Review). Since his solo début in 2007 with the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic, playing Carl Nielsen’s Clarinet Concerto, Kim has enjoyed a performance career spanning hundreds of venues on four continents, including Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Constitution Hall, Le Louvre in Paris, Izumi Hall in Osaka, Japan, and the Seoul Arts Center, as well as in London, Geneva, Philadelphia, Boston, Minneapolis, Ghent, Costa Rica, and Brazil. A laureate of the Presser Music Award, Kim received over a dozen international prizes and is frequently featured with orchestras and ensembles worldwide. His extensive recordings have been broadcast on National Public Radio and Korean Broadcasting System. Professor Kim joined the music faculty at Tennessee Tech University in 2011, where he performs as the principal clarinetist of the Bryan Symphony Orchestra and the Cumberland Quintet.
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