Composer and baritone June Young (Will) Kim was born in 1996 in South Korea and has lived in Canada, United States and Germany. Originally a classically trained Clarinetist and Jazz pianist, he began writing his first notes as a singer-songwriter before turning to concert music composition, and bases many of his compositions on his own unapologetic texts.
His music has been performed by ensembles such as Quartetto Prometeo, Syntax Ensemble, members of the Berlin Philharmonic, International Ensemble Modern Academy Alumni Ensemble and Ensemble Paramirabo.
He received his Bachelor in Composition from the Indiana University Bloomington in 2018. Funded by the DAAD scholarship, he then received his Masters in Composition from the Hochschule Für Musik und Theater München, studying with Isabel Mundry. And between Feb. - Aug. 2021, he was a student of Valerio Sannicandro through his mentorship program. He also received a II Level Masters in Composition from the Conservatorio di Milano “Giuseppe Verdi” during March - Oct 2021 studying with Marco Stroppa, George Benjamin, Unsuk Chin, Klaus Lang and Alberto Posadas. Since 2021, he is pursuing a Certificate of Advanced Studies at HMDK Stuttgart, as a student of Marco Stroppa.