Sunbin Clara Kim


Sunbin Clara Kim is a Korean-born composer based in New York. Her compositions have been performed in concerts and festivals such as the Aspen Summer Music Festival and School, the Zodiac Music Festival (France,) BUTI Tanglewood Summer Music Festival, the Atlantic Music Festival, the Uzmah/Upbeat International Summer Music Festival (Croatia,) the High Score Summer Festival (Italy,) Charlotte New Music Festival, and the VIPA Summer Festival and Academy (Spain.) 

An accomplished pianist, Clara performed her own "Fantasy Concerto" with the American Symphony Orchestra under Leon Botstein. Her ensemble works have been performed widely In United States and Europe, receiving commissions from the New Juilliard Chamber Ensemble, Quartet Indigo, Iktus Percussion Ensemble, Smash Ensemble, Cisum Percussion Ensemble, the Longleash Ensemble, and the Da Capo Chamber Players. She has received numerous awards including the American Academy of Arts and Letters Charles Ives Scholarship (2018,) the Gena Raps String Quartet Competition (Juilliard 2017,) the New Juilliard Chamber Ensemble Competition (2017,) seven ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards and the North/ South Consonance Award and commission.

Sunbin Clara Kim was awarded Bachelor's degrees in music composition and physics from Bard College and the Master of Musical Arts degree in composition from The Juilliard School. She completed the DMA degree, studying with Reiko Füting at the Manhattan School of Music. 

Clara is a member of the Gamelan Chandra Kanchana as well as the Gamelan Giri Mekar, a community ensemble originally of Woodstock, NY.  Her hobbies include linguistic studies, Indonesian and Thai cooking, and interspecies communication with cats.  She is currently teaching composition and piano in New York City.  

Sunbin Clara Kim on Soundcloud.

ACE Publications

23 title(s)
Sunbin Clara Kim Albumleaves Piano
Sunbin Clara Kim DAYBREAK vln
Sunbin Clara Kim FANTASY CONCERTO: Visions in the Night Forest 2221 1220 harp, perc, strings, solo piano
Sunbin Clara Kim FOUR STUDIES ON DARKNESS orchestra
Sunbin Clara Kim FRAGMENTS
vln, vcl, pf
Sunbin Clara Kim GONG alto flute, marimba, piano
Sunbin Clara Kim GREEN 222+bscl2 2211 Sop sax, perc(2) strings 66443
Sunbin Clara Kim NIGHT SKY Percussion (3)
Sunbin Clara Kim PARTICLES
electronically processed horn, electric guitar, bass, synthesizer and percussion
Sunbin Clara Kim Pieces in Pieces bass clarinet, accordion, percussion, double bass
Sunbin Clara Kim PLEIADES 3 percussion
Sunbin Clara Kim PRELUDE FOR CELLO AND PIANO cello, piano
Sunbin Clara Kim RED vln, vla, vcl, pf
Sunbin Clara Kim Reliquary violin, viola, cello, and piano
Sunbin Clara Kim SERENADE
ob, hn, pf
Sunbin Clara Kim SHADOW PLAY String quartet
Sunbin Clara Kim SLOW CANCELLATION Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Piano
Sunbin Clara Kim Station (palmipsest) String Quartet
Sunbin Clara Kim THREE ETUDES FOR PIANO Solo Piano
Sunbin Clara Kim TWO MIRRORS flute + string trio fl vln vla vcl
Sunbin Clara Kim TWO SKETCHES for Clarinet and Piano
cl, pf
Sunbin Clara Kim WHIRLWIND
fl, cl. pf
Sunbin Clara Kim XUAMAS GABRA horn, perc(1), piano

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