[ Orchestral Conducting ]

Shinik Hahm

Shinik Hahm has been conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale since 2004, performing regularly at Woolsey Hall. Professor Hahm and Yale Philharmonia have toured Boston, New York, Beijing, Shanghai and Seoul. As a conducting pedagogue, his students have won top prizes at the Besançon, Pedrotti, Toscanini, and China National conducting competitions. They are also active at the helm of various orchestras around the world.

His guest conducting appearances include engagements in North and South Americas, Europe and Asia. He has led orchestras in the world’s most prestigious concert hall,s such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles, Boston Symphony Hall, Rudolfinum in Prague, Seoul Arts Center, Tokyo Opera City Hall, and the National Theater of China, to name a few.

Most recently, as music director and chief conductor of the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) Symphony Orchestra, Maestro Hahm led the orchestra on tour with concerts at the General Assembly of the United Nations, Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center. The concert was hailed by the New York Times as “respectable and warm.” He also served in the same capacity with the Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra from 2001 to 2006, during which time the orchestra has earned not only national attention but international acclaim through concert tours in the United States and Japan.

Hahm was a winner of the Gregor Fitelberg Competition for Conductors, the Walter Hagen Conducting Prize from the Eastman School of Music, and the Shepherd Society Award from Rice University. Maestro Hahm was decorated by the Korean government with the Arts and Culture Medal.

He studied conducting at Rice University and the Eastman School of Music. He is an energetic and avid soccer player.