Yubeen Kim joins the San Francisco Symphony as Principal Flute in January 2024, holding the Caroline H. Hume Chair. He has been principal flute of the Konzerthausorchester Berlin since 2016 and has frequently played as guest principal with the Berlin Philharmonic. Mr. Kim won first prize at the 2015 Prague Spring International Music Competition, and won second prize, audience prize, young audience prize, and special prize at the 2014 Concours de Genève.
As a soloist, he has performed with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Bochum Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic, KBS Symphony, Korean Symphony, Bucheon Philharmonic, Daejeon Philharmonic, Chungnam Philharmonic, Cheongju Philharmonic, Lyon Conservatory Orchestra, and Ensemble of Tokyo. Festival appearances include the Nimus Festival, Bemus Festival, Festival du Jura, Laureates Festival Concours de Genève, Prague Spring Festival, EuroArt Prague, Festival des Haudères, Concerts d’été à Saint-Germain, Tongyeong International Music Festival, and Arko Contemporary Orchestra Music Festival.
Mr. Kim studied at the Lyon Conservatory, Paris Conservatory, and the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin. He performed on the Berlin Philharmonic’s Berlin Concert album with John Williams on Deutsche Grammophon.