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Kim defies categorization and speaks a musical language that is modern yet non-doctrinal. - The Korea Times

Solbong Kim continues to broaden his diverse body of work – from War Requiem (2007), an epic hour-long piece performed by over 300 performers the Prime Philharmonic lead by Sarah Hicks, New Person Chorus, Academy Children’s Choir, and Four Soloists to Rooftop Fantasy (2008), a piece for solo violin recently commissioned by the 5th Seoul International Music Competition.

Career Highlights

  • 2009 Koreana Chamber Music Society Composer-in-residence
  • 2009 Seoul Spring Festival Composer-in-residence
  • 2009 Symphonic Festival Composer-in-residence
  • 2008 5th Seoul International Music Competition Composer-in-residence
  • 2007 Ewha Womans University Commission
  • 2007 Symphonic Festival Composer-in-residence
  • 2006 EMI/Stomp records commission for Orchestral Works CD
  • 2005 EMI/Stomp records commission for MIK Ensemble
  • 2002 Presser Career Grant
  • 2001 New York Sinfonietta Composer-in-residence
  • 1999 Bertelsmann World of Expression 1st Prize
  • 1998 Winner of Juilliard Orchestra Competition

Management
Little Feather Works
228 Park Ave S #31975
New York, NY 10003

Contact Info

War Requiem (2007)

3.3.3.3, 6.3.2.1.1, timp., 5 perc., soloists (sop., mez., ten., bar.), large choir, children's chorus, hp., pf., strings // Duration: 50'

Commissioned by the New Person Mission

Credo (2004)

3.3.3.3, 4.3.2.1.1, 2 off-stage tp., timp., 5 perc., sop. solo, bar. solo, large chorus, pf., hp., strings // Duration: 25'

Commissioned by the New Person Mission and the Euroasian Philharmonic

Concerto for Viola and Orchestra (2005)

Solo Viola, 3.3.3.3, 4.3.2.1.1, timp., 3 perc., hp., pf., strings // Duration: 18'

Dedicated to violist Sangjin Kim

Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra (2004)

Solo Clarinet, 2.2.2.2, 4.2.2, timp., 3 perc., hp., Strings // Duration: 16'

Commissioned by clarinetist Heejeong Kye and Stomp/EMI Records

Sacred Meadow (2004)

Solo Flute, Harp, and String Orchestra // Duration: 9'

Commissioned by The Curtis Institute of Music with flutist Bianca Garcia

Gotham Loops (2007)

2.2.2.2, 4.2.2.1.1, Timp, 3 Perc., Hp, Strings // Duration: 4'30"

Commissioned by the Prime Philharmonic Orchestra and the 2007 Symphonic Festival

Snooze Phantasm (2006)

Version 1: 3,3,3,3 4,3,2,1, 1 timp, 3 perc players, hp, string orchestra

Version 2: 2,2,2,2 4,2,2 1 timp, 2 perc players, hp, string orchestra // Duration: 4' 30"

Recorded on Stomp/EMI Records

Singularity (2003)

3.3.3.3, 4.3.2.1.1, timp., 4 perc., strings // Duration: 7'

Premiered by the Curtis Symphony

Ash Tree Song (2002)

2.2.2.2, 2.2.1(tbn), timp., 2 perc., hp, strings // Duration: 9'30"

Recorded on Stomp/EMI Records

Steel Mourning (2001)

2.2.2.2, 2.2.1(tbn), timp., 2 perc., hp, strings // Duration: 9'30"

Commissioned by the New York Sinfonietta

Music for Orchestra (1997)

2.2.2.2 4.2.2.1.1 timp., 3 perc., strings // Duration: 4'30"

Performed by the Juilliard Orchestra

Malfunctions (2011)

String Trio // Duration: 8'

Commissioned by Hoam Art Center

Sundial Chronicles (2009)

Clarinet, Janggu, Kayageum, Piano, Violin, and Cello // Duration: 10'

Commissioned by 2009 Seoul Spring Festival of Chamber Music

Performed by violinist Kang Dongsuk, cellist Yang Sung-won, clarinetist Jerry Jae-il Chae, “gayageum” (Korean zither) player Kim Ji-hyun and “janggu” drummer Kim Duk-soo.

Rooftop Fantasy (2008)

Solo Violin // Duration: approx. 5'30"

Commissioned by the 5th Seoul International Competition

Tal (2007)

3 Korean Percussion Players, 4 Violins, 2 Violas, 2 Cellos, 1 Contrabass // Duration: 9'

Commissioned by Ensemble Next and the Ewha Womans University

Godiva Miniatures (2003)

String Quartet // Duration: 7'

Performed by the Arditti Quartet

Postcard (2004)

Piano Quartet // Duration: 3'

Commissioned by the MIK Ensemble and Stomp/EMI Records

From the Sixth Hour (2004)

Piano Quartet // Duration: 9'

Commissioned by the MIK Ensemble and Stomp/EMI Records

Brass Quintet (2002)

Brass Quintet // Duration: 12'

Performed by the Curtis Brass Quintet

Clarinet Quintet (1999)

Brass Quintet // Duration: 5' 30"

Student Work

Interactions for Winds (1998)

Brass Quintet // Duration: 4'

Student Work

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