Jonghwan Kim was born in Ulsan city of Korea in 1993. He began his music education at Busan Middle and High School of Arts with Sung-Hwan Lee and Beom-Hoon Lee, and earned his Bachelor’s degree at Seoul National University in Korea with Hyang-Im Kim and Tae-Young Kim. He proceeded with his studies at Conservatory of music in Aubervilliers in France with Julien Petit. As a soloist, Jonghwan Kim has earned awards in numerous woodwind competitions in Korea, and has performed with Ulsan National Symphony Orchestra as a winner of young rising star audition and a solo recital as a winner of young artist audition by Kumho Asiana Cultural Foundation. Besides, he is a Grand prize winner of the 2022 Cambridge Music Competition, with the highest scores among all candidates, and a winner of the competition of London Young Musician and IMKA Internet Music & Dance competition. He also has had a number of solo and ensemble performances in Busan and Seoul cities in Korea, Poitiers, Vincennes, Aubervilliers, Clamart and Gap cities in France, Bad Homburg in Germany, Bangkok in Thailand, and Hartford in USA. In addition, he pursued advanced studies as attending international master classes, studying with esteemed saxophonists Claude Delangle and Arno Bornkamp. He is currently studying with Dr. Otis Murphy, as a first pupil in Korea, at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music for Master’s degree.
You can find Jonghwan’s 2022 European Music Competition saxophone performance here.