Hertel - Trumpet Concerto No. 1 in E flat - 3rd movement Matthew Kim.mp3
International Trumpet Soloist
Most recently awarded the silver medal for Outstanding Achievement in the 2018 Global Music Awards, Matthew Kim, a sponsored artist by the Korea Total Economic Institute, is currently active as a trumpet soloist and clinician on an international level. As a piccolo trumpet specialist, his most recent highlights include performances and clinics in Thailand, Singapore, South Korea, and the U.S, performing under contract with the Tool Music Management in South Korea.
Trumpeter Matthew Kim has performed in major venues worldwide, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Charles W. Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts, Seoul Arts Center, Kumho Art Hall, and Sejong Center for the Performing Arts. He is also a current representative of Conn-Selmer Bach as a Trumpet Artist, GR Mouthpieces as a Performing Artist, Tom Crown Trumpet Mute as a World Performing Artist, and LefreQue U.S. as a Performing Artist. He was invited as an artist to the 2nd annual Bill Adams International Trumpet Festival held in Oklahoma.
Matthew was a prize winner of numerous competitions including the American Protégé International Professional Concerto Competition, the Music Association Korea National Competition, the Music Association Korea National Competition, Seoul National University Wind Competition, Kyung-won University National Wind Competition, and Korean National Youth Ensemble Competition. He is also a two-time semi-finalist in the U.S National Trumpet Competition.
As an orchestral performer, he was the principal trumpet of the Richardson Symphony Orchestra in Dallas, TX and principal trumpet of the Oklahoma Civic Orchestra in Norman, OK. He was also selected as a musician of the prestigious Tongyeong International Music Festival Orchestra. Matthew Kim is a sought-after chamber musician, having frequently performed as the leader of renowned brass quintets such as the Virginia Brass Ensemble, Baltimore Brass Ensemble, Brass Line, and the Seoul National University Brass Quintet.
Matthew received his Bachelor of Music from Seoul National University and Graduate Performance Diploma from the Peabody Conservatory. He is currently on faculty at the Manhattan Arts Center in Kansas. His principal teachers include Dr. Karl Sievers, Nathaniel Mayfield, Wayne Cameron.