New Haven Symphony composer awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Posted on: May 26, 2010

In Sunday’s (5/23) New Haven Register (Connecticut), Donna Doherty reports, “Jin Hi Kim, the New Haven Symphony Orchestra’s Music Alive composers in residence, has been awarded a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship Award for Music Composition. Kim was chosen from a group of 3,000 applicants in the 86th annual competition, according to Edward Hirsch, president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. … ‘Of course, this is a great honor,’ said Kim, ‘but more importantly it will give me time to work on new compositions for symphony orchestra and a solo for my Korean komungo. I feel humbled and grateful for the opportunity that it presents. The timing of the award was perfect for the work that I am developing as composer in residence with the New Haven Symphony.’ Kim will perform selections from her repertoire and discuss her compositional technique at Meet the Composer, and International Festival of Arts and Ideas event in association with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, June 18.” Music Alive, a collaboration between the League of American Orchestras and Meet The Composer, is made possible with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and The ASCAP Foundation.

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Posted May 26, 2010