Tae Young Kim was born in Seoul, Republic of Korea (1983.09.23). He graduated from Kyung-bok High school, Seoul National University -College of Music. From 2003 to 2005, he was a musician in the Navy Symphonic Band of South Korea for his military obligations. In 2008, he went to France and studied with Jean Yeav Fourmeau in CRR de Cergy-Pontoise, and also Nicolas Prost and Jerome Laran classes in CRR Saint-Maur and Conservatoire de Aulnay Sous Bois.
Learning from Seong-Hwan Lee, a composer/saxophonist, Tae Young Kim practiced actively performs as a as a member of the Korea Saxophone Ensemble from a young age. Tae Young Kim has won 2nd prize in SNU competition, 2nd prize Nante Saxophone competition, and 1st prize in Sungshin Women University competition. He played with many orchestras; National de ll de FRANCE, Bucheon Philharmonic, Korean Symphony, and Seoul Youth orchestra. And he built his career by attending many invited plays as a member of ensemble with his teacher Jerome Laran from France. Also as a member of a Korean group in France named ‘Cecile’, he regularly performed in plays and recitals for Koreans living in Paris.
Currently he is a key member of the Amigo Collective. He was invited to Singapore Saxophone Symposium (2014, 2015), and serves as a faculty member of Asia Pacific Saxophone Academy since 2015. He is also a member of Nova Saxophone Ensemble in Korea, performing many plays all around Korea.
He is an adjunct professor in Choongnam university, and also teaches many students as a lecture in Seoul National University, Korea National University of Arts, Yonsei University, Gangwon University, Baejae University, Myungji Conservatory, and Seoul Arts High school.