June Kim joined the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra as Principal Oboe in 2020. Previously, she served as Principal Oboe of Symphony Nova Scotia for the 2016-2017 season.
June has appeared as guest Principal Oboe with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. She has performed with numerous orchestras in North America, including the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.
In addition to her orchestral career, June is a passionate chamber musician. She is the oboist in the woodwind quintet with her fellow colleagues from the orchestra and has been the oboist in Midic Winds since 2012. Her quintet was the bronze medalist in the senior wind division of the 2013 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. They were featured as concerto soloists with the Eastman Wind Ensemble, performing Robert Russell Bennett’s Concerto Grosso.
In 2020, June received an Artist Diploma from The Glenn Gould School studying under the tutelage of Sarah Jeffrey. She earned her Bachelor of Music Degree and the prestigious Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music and received her master’s degree from Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. Her former teachers include Robert Atherholt, Richard Killmer, and Jean Landa.