Sunbin is a member of the student-based Gamelan Chandra Kanchana as well as the Gamelan Giri Mekar, a community ensemble originally of Woodstock, NY now in residence at Bard. Sunbin also studies composition privately with Steven Sacco. His hobbies include linguistic studies, Indonesian and Thai cooking, and interspecies communication with cats.
Classical music composition, arranging, piano performance (solo, ensemble, and accompaniment), music theory instruction, ear training/solfege, piano instruction, preparation tutoring for conservatory and festival auditions.
September 2014 – present.
Private composition instruction, tutoring preparation for auditions to conservatories in music theory and composition, private piano instruction (intermediate level)
September 2016 – present.
Intern at the Mannes College of Music Preparatory Division with Dr. Steven Sacco in composition instruction.
September 2017 – present.
The Manhattan School of Music, Doctor of Musical Arts program. Studying with Reiko Füting.
September 2015 – to May, 2017.
Graduated, Master of Musical Arts in Composition, The Juilliard School.
Studied with Robert Beaser.
September 2008 – May 2014.
Graduated, Bard College, Bard Conservatory of Music.
BA Music Composition, BA Physics
Studied music composition with Joan Tower and George Tsontakis.
Atlantic Music Festival (2018); HighScore Summer Music Festival, Pavia, Italy (2018); VIPA Summer Festival and Performance Institute, Valencia, Spain (2017);
Charlotte New Music Festival (2016); Zodiac Music Festival, Valdeblore, France (2016); UpBeat/Uzmah Music Festival, Milna, Croatia (2016); Aspen Summer Music Festival (2015); ISAM Summer Institute for Composition, Michelstadt, Germany (2007); BUTI Tanglewood Young Composers Program (2005, 2006.)
American Academy of Arts and Letters, Charles Ives Scholarship (2018)
New Juilliard Chamber Ensemble Competition, The Juilliard School (2017)
Gina Rapp String Quartet Competition, The Juilliard School (2017)
ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Award (2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2015)
Pike’s Peak Young Composers Awards (2007)
North/South Consonance (2006)
Premiered Fantasy Concerto for piano and orchestra (Sunbin Kim) with the American Symphony Orchestra at Richard Fisher Performing Arts Center, Bard College, May 2014. Leon Botstein conducting.
Other performances include recitals at Weill Recital Hall, Steinway Hall, Montclair State University, and the Puffin Cultural Forum.
Cisum Percussion Ensemble, Iktus Percussion Ensemble, Smash Ensemble, the Da Capo Chamber Players, the New Juilliard Contemporary Ensemble, Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, Juilliard String Quartet, Palisades Virtuosi, Englewinds, Michiko Theurer, Ronald Levy.
Sunbin Kim is a Korean-born composer based in New York. Sunbin's compositions have been performed in concerts and festivals such as the Aspen Summer Music Festival and School, the Zodiac Music Festival (France,) BUTI Tanglewood Summer Music Festival, the Atlantic Music Festival, the Uzmah/Upbeat International Summer Music Festival (Croatia,) the High Score Summer Festival (Italy,) Charlotte New Music Festival, and the VIPA Summer Festival and Academy (Spain.)
An accomplished pianist, Sunbin performed his own "Fantasy Concerto" with the American Symphony Orchestra under Leon Botstein. His ensemble works have been performed widely In United States and Europe, receiving commissions from the New Juilliard Chamber Ensemble, Quartet Indigo, Iktus Percussion Ensemble, Smash Ensemble, Cisum Percussion Ensemble, the Longleash Ensemble, and the Da Capo Chamber Players. He has received numerous awards including the American Academy of Arts and Letters Charles Ives Scholarship (2018,) the Gena Raps String Quartet Competition (Juilliard 2017,) the New Juilliard Chamber Ensemble Competition (2017,) seven ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards and the North/ South Consonance Award and commission.
Sunbin was awarded Bachelor's degrees in music composition and physics from Bard College and his Master of Musical Arts degree in composition from The Juilliard School. He is currently studying for his DMA with Reiko Füting at the Manhattan School of Music.
Sunbin Kim on Soundcloud.