KYEONG HAM

Co-Principal Oboe of Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra / Joint Winner of ARD Competition 2017

Kyeong Ham has earned his reputation as one of the most talented and engaging oboist of his generation. Born (1993) and bred in Seoul, South Korea, he has been living in Europe ever since he was 15. for him the Oboe is not merely a musical instrument to play. It is a bridge to meet various artists, and it is an inspiration for him. It hurt at times but it also became a bandage that heals the pain in the meantime. he's been thinking about the role of an art since his childhood. in a way, art is useless, It is not necessary for survival.. especially in today's society, there are many aspects where human instinct is just to survive. but he believes that for those with the similar profession as him are relatively free, so he feels as a musician/artist certain responsibility to give an audience member or public an opportunity to escape from the reality.

 

ABOUT

By winning the 66th ARD International Music Competition in Munich 2017 (Second Prize ex-aequo, BR Klassik Online Prize, No first prize was given)

Kyeong Ham has established himself as one of the most engaging and outstanding oboist of his generation.

 

He started playing the oboe in Seoul where he grew up. At the age of 15 he relocated to Germany to pursue his studies with Nicholas Daniel at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Trossingen. and later at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin with Dominik Wollenweber. at the age of 20 he became a Scholarship holder of the Herbert von Karajan Academy of Berlin Philharmonic where he was taught by Jonathan Kelly.

 

His talent and endeavour in oboe were proven with numerous prizes, including his stunning First Prizes at the Richard Lauschmann International Oboe Competition in Mannheim (2009), Tchaikovsky Conservatory International Winds and Percussion Competition in Moscow (2010), Iris Marquardt Prize (2010), International Academic Oboe and Bassoon Competition in Lódz, Poland (2011). In April 2013 Kyeong Ham was named the winner at the Muri International Oboe Competition in Switzerland, where he received not only First Prize but also Audience Prize from the impressive margin in the final round, and the Heinz Holliger Special Prize from Holliger himself. 

 

As a soloist, Kyeong has appeared with Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Baden-Baden Philharmonie, Argovia Philharmonic, Ensemble CHAART.

 

He is also frequently asked to play as guest principal oboist with many European leading orchestras, such as Bergen Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin, BBC Symphony Orchestra.

 

He has an affinity for chamber music and regularly invited to play at prestige Chamber Music Festivals around the world. such as Kuhmo (Finland), Davos (Switzerland), Ostfriesland (Germany), Molyvos (Greece), Zeven Bruggenkwartier (Netherland). and is a founding member of the Veits Woodwind Quintet, which was awarded Second prize at the Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition in Copenhagen in 2015. the quintet's first recording was released in 2016 on the ARS label. 

 

Kyeong served as Solo English horn at the Konzerthausorchester Berlin and principal oboe at the State Opera Hannover.  

 

At age 23 Kyeong won the position of second oboe and english horn at the prestige Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam and worked for two seasons which brought him all over the world performing in exciting venues (such as Carnegie Hall in New York, Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Royal Albert Hall in London, Philharmonie Paris..etc) under the baton of the greatest conductors.  

 

Currently Kyeong holds the position of 

Co-Principal Oboe of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Helsinki. and He is also a part time tutor at the Sibelius Academy University of Arts Helsinki. 

His debut Album `TAWO´ with internationally acclaimed pianist Yeoleum Son, is to be released in February 2020

on 7 Mountain Records (features works by Skalkottas, Hindemith, Dorati, Norman, Salonen, Haas) 

Kyeong plays Marigaux M2 oboe.

 
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UPCOMING EVENTS

​ 2020

 

20.August - Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra  

W.A.Mozart Oboe Concerto

Kyeong Ham, Oboe

Conductor- Osmo Vänskä

Seoul Arts Centre Concert Hall , South Korea

 

21.August - Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra  

W.A.Mozart Oboe Concerto

Kyeong Ham, Oboe

Conductor- Osmo Vänskä

Seoul Arts Centre Concert Hall , South Korea

 

 

 

18.September - Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra 

Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
Jan Lisiecki, piano 

Schumann, Adams

Helsinki Music Centre, Concert Hall

 

 

23.September - Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra 

Sakari Oramo, conductor
Tami Pohjola, violin 

Helsinki Music Centre, Concert Hall

2.October - Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra 

Hannu Lintu, Conductor 

Tuuli Lindeberg, Soprano 

Helsinki Music Centre, Concert Hall

 

 

21.October - Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra 

 Nicolas Collon, Conductor 

Schönberg, Beethoven

Helsinki Music Centre, Concert Hall

 

 

22.October - Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra 

 Nicolas Collon, Conductor 

Schönberg, Beethoven

Helsinki Music Centre, Concert Hall

13.November -  J.S.Bach Oboe Concerto BWV.1055

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Kyeong Ham, Oboe 

Kreeta-Maria Kentala, Leader

Helsinki Music Centre, Concert Hall

 

12.December -Münchner Philharmoniker 

 

Semyon Bychkov, Conductor

Mahler. Kinder Totenlieder, Dvorak 8.

Gasteig , Munich, Germany

13.December -Münchner Philharmoniker 

 

Semyon Bychkov, Conductor

  Mahler. Kinder Totenlieder, Dvorak 8.

 

Gasteig , Munich, Germany

30.December -Münchner Philharmoniker 

 

Maxim Emelyanychev, Conductor

Beethoven 9.

Gasteig, Munich, Germany

 

31.December -Münchner Philharmoniker 

 

Maxim Emelyanychev, Conductor

Beethoven 9.

Gasteig, Munich, Germany

 

 

 

2021

04.February -  Maija Hynninen Oboe Concerto (World Premiere)

Kuopio City Symphony Orchestra

Kyeong Ham, Oboe 

Anna-Maria Helsing, Conductor

Kuopio Music Centre, Concert Hall

10.February -  Maija Hynninen Oboe Concerto (World Premiere)

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Kyeong Ham, Oboe 

Anna-Maria Helsing, Conductor

Helsinki Music Centre, Concert Hall

 

 

CONTACT

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