June Kim joined the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra as their Principal Oboe in 2020. Previously she served as principal oboe of Symphony Nova Scotia for 2016-2017 season. June has appeared as guest principal oboe with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. She has performed with many 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 has been the oboist in the woodwind quintet, Midic Winds, since 2012. Her quintet were the bronze medalists 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.
June has had the privilege of partaking in several renowned summer festivals such as the Banff Centre Master Classes, L’Orchestre de la Francophonie, Sarasota Music Festival, National Arts Centre Summer Music Institute and Domaine Forget Academy of Music.
June is currently in her second year pursuing an Artist Diploma from The Glenn Gould School at The Royal Conservatory studying under the tutelage of Sarah Jeffrey. She received her master’s degree from Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in 2016. June earned her Bachelor of Music Degree as well as the prestigious Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music. Her former teachers include Robert Atherholt, Richard Killmer, and Jean Landa.