Tae-hyun Kim_Conductor

Dr. Taehyun Kim

Conductor


Dr. Taehyun Kim was appointed Artistic Director at Colorado Korean Chorus in 2007 and has conducted various concerts with quality choral music. In addition, he is serving in a seminar of sacred choir music and at local churches as a clinician, and concentrating on developing new techniques in the choral community field. He mastered an extensive amount of choral literature and various rehearsal techniques to develop his unique choral style as a conductor and singer with the Chamber Singers and Chorale at CCM (College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati).

After studying at CCM, he has continued his choral studies at UNC (University of Northern Colorado) with the goal of mastering his conductor skills, with a second emphasis on Composition. While attending UNC, he has had opportunities to serve as the conductor, assistant conductor for diverse choral ensembles, and the Chorusmaster for “Le Nozze di Figaro”, “Turandot”, “Dido and Aeneas”, and “Amahl and the Night Visitors”.

In September 2018, he had a great opportunity to have a concert with Daegu city choir in Korean as a guest conductor. He is currently serving as a conductor of CKC and a music director of NewLife Mission Church.

Jiwon Baik_Pianist

Dr. Jiwon Baik

Accompanist


Dr. Jiwon Baik is a concert pianist and teacher who started piano at the age of 6. She received Doctoral of Music from Florida State University and Master of Music from The Ohio State University.  She also studied at St Petersburg State Conservatory in Russia under the tutelage of Elena Shishiko.  She had master classes with renowned pianists such as Lazar Berman, Angela Hewitt, and Garrick Olson.  She won numerous competitions such as Graves Music Competition, MTNA competition, the Ohio State Piano Concerto Competition, and Korean Times Competition. She was a recipient of Nohl Trent Scholarship, Chataqua Music School scholarship, and academic scholarships during her doctoral and master’s studies.

She has performed as a soloist with The Ohio State University Orchestra, Worthington Orchestra, and the celebration concert.  She was one of the performers of 220 musicians in 7 countries of Scarlatti Marathon concert: Festival Interactional Scarlatti’s 556 keyboard sonatas.  She also served as an instructor for many years for the piano and piano pedagogy department at Florida State University.  Currently, she is a pianist/organist at Intercession Episcopal Church at Thorton, and also serves as a pianist for Colorado Korean Chorus.