Kyu-Young Kim

Artistic Director and Principal Violin

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra




Very few accomplished orchestral musicians raise their hands to take on leadership duties that constitute a formidable day job. But that’s exactly what Kyu-Young Kim did. As of 2016 he’s artistic director of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. In his staff role he works with his colleagues and guest artists to seek out and develop concert programming and the ensemble’s innovative artistic partnerships. Then he puts on concert attire, picks up a violin and performs at the level demanded of a world-class ensemble player. The energetic Kim is worth keeping an eye on as his influence and vision take root.