Sunbin Kim


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 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.

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ACE Publications

22 title(s)
Sunbin Kim Albumleaves Piano
Sunbin Kim SLOW CANCELLATION Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Piano
Sunbin Kim Reliquary violin, viola, cello, and piano
Sunbin Kim Pieces in Pieces bass clarinet, accordion, percussion, double bass
Sunbin Kim DAYBREAK vln
Sunbin Kim GREEN 222+bscl2 2211 Sop sax, perc(2) strings 66443
Sunbin Kim PLEIADES 3 percussion
Sunbin Kim SHADOW PLAY String quartet
Sunbin Kim RED vln, vla, vcl, pf
Sunbin Kim NIGHT SKY Percussion (3)
Sunbin Kim XUAMAS GABRA horn, perc(1), piano
Sunbin Kim GONG alto flute, marimba, piano
Sunbin Kim PRELUDE FOR CELLO AND PIANO cello, piano
Sunbin Kim THREE ETUDES FOR PIANO solo piano
Sunbin Kim FANTASY CONCERTO: Visions in the Night Forest 2221 1220 hp, perc, strings, solo piano
Sunbin Kim TWO MIRRORS flute + string trio fl vln vla vcl
Sunbin Kim SERENADE -
ob, hn, pf
Sunbin Kim TWO SKETCHES for Clarinet and Piano -
cl, pf
Sunbin Kim WHIRLWIND -
fl, cl. pf
Sunbin Kim PARTICLES -
electronically processed horn, electric guitar, bass, synthesizer and percussion
Sunbin Kim FRAGMENTS -
vln, vcl, pf

Additional Works