Tae-Young Kim is a saxophonist who has recently risien rapidly in Korea. With natural talent from his parents and innate musicality, Tae-Young Kim is rapidly embarking as a saxophonist and considered one of the most enthusiastic artists of his generation. His thoughtful and poetic, assertive and tender, virtuosic and colorful playing can combine panache with purity and is driven by an impressive natural sense of balance.
Born in 1983 in Seoul, Tae-Young Kim was born into a musical family where his mother is a pianist and his father is a high school music teacher. He fostered a good love of music since he was young, always spent time with music, and naturally grew up as a musician.
Tae-Young Kim is a leader saxophonist who can lead his juniors and colleagues. In 2003, he served in the military for two years as Navy Symphonic Band. He led a military band as a music leader in a Navy Symphonic Band and trained them to play around the world. The Naval Academy toured Europe and the Pacific Ocean for 100 days. Among the military service, he had many opportunities to play music all over the world and learned a lot about organizational culture and community.
He is a performer always eager to learn. Kim Tae-young, who was taught by composer and saxophone player Lee Sung-hwan, was a member of the Korean saxophone ensemble and played briskly from an early age. He graduated from Seoul National University, one of the best Music College in Korea in 2008. After college, he set out on his way to study in France to study music in depth. In 2008, he moved to Paris to study with Jean Yeav Fourmeau in CRR de Cergy-Pontoise, and studied with Nicolas Prost and Jerome Laran in CRR Saint-Maur and Consevoitre de Aulnay Sous Bois where he graduated in 2013.
Not only as a performer, he is recently growing up as an educator for students. He is teaching at Seoul National University, where he graduated. Other than that, as a lecturer, he teaches classical saxophone in various other colleges and art high schools such as Yonsei University, Sook Myung University, Myungji Conservatory and Seoul Arts High school, among others.
Also, He is a performer who teaches and perform around the world. He currently serves as an Vandoren Paris and Henri Selmer Paris artist. Tae-Young Kim was invited to the Singapore Saxophone symposium as a performer in 2014 and 2015. He is working as a faculty in Bangkok, Asia Pacific Saxophone Academy in Thailand since 2015. In Korea, he is active as a member of Project ‘S’ Ensemble and Conductor of The Amuse Saxophone emsenble and performing in many venues all over Korea.
An active recitalist, He is a performer who holds a recital on a regular basis. He won 1st prize in Seoul National University 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 Korean chamber group in France named ‘Cecile’, He performed many concerts and recitals for Koreans living in Paris. Besides these performances, the private recital was held in August 2016 and July 2018 ,September 2021 at the Seoul Arts Center.