Hyonsuk Kim

Conservatory Instructor

In Her Studio:

Hyon Suk Kim teaches clarinet, and bass clarinet with the Conservatory. Lessons with Hyonsuk cost $70 per hour of instruction. She is accepting students at this time. Hyonsuk will teach students ages 10 and up (physical size is a factor in playing the clarinet), and prefers to teach advanced students, but will teach anyone who can already read music. In Hyonsuk’s studio, students are not required to work towards exams, but she recommends that they participate in recitals and in Music Festival. She teaches nearly any genre - anything with a written score (no improv music). Hyonsuk requires students to supply their own instrument by first lesson (students can contact Hyonsuk for recommendations), reeds, Langenus book or other music as necessary. Her practice requirements depend on the student's level and goals. Hyonsuk focuses on fundamentals, and uses duets as a learning tool - she plays with students quite a bit! She adjusts lessons based on student level, goals, etc.


Hyon Suk Kim joined the Regina Symphony Orchestra as a Principal clarinetist in 2016. Before moving to Canada, she was the principal clarinetist of Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra in South Korea from 2003-2016.

She holds a Licentiate Diploma from McGill University, Certificate from Yale University, and Masters degree from Northwestern University. Her teachers include David Shifrin, Russell Dagon, Daniel Gilbert and Emilio Iacurto. 

She has won first prizes in solo performance in All Japan Music Competition for the Korean School. She has been invited as a soloist and performed concertos with prestigious orchestras including the Kangnam Symphony Orchestra, and the Arco Diabolo Orchestra. Moreover, she has played recitals in US, Japan, and in South Korea. As a chamber music lover, she was a member of Daejeon chamber music society, and is a founder and the leader of the ‘Clarinuts’ Ensemble, a clarinet quintet.

In addition to her performance career, she also dedicated her time in South Korea nurturing young musicians. She taught clarinets and chamber music at Mokwon University, Chungnam University, and Chimsil University, as well as holding many master classes.

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