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Shinik Hahm is Professor the Practice of Conducting at the Yale School of Music and Music Director of the YalePhilharmonia. A sought-after guest conductor, Professor Hahm has ledmajor North American, South American, European, and Far Easternorchestras. Recent appearances include debuts in Geneva, Switzerland,and Besançon, France; at Bolshoi Hall in St. Petersburg, Russia, withthe St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra; and reengagement with the LosAngeles Philharmonic Orchestra at Disney Hall.

In 2006Maestro Hahm completed his tenure as artistic director/principalconductor of Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra (DPO) in Korea, which heled in major concert halls on tour in the United States and Japan. Heserved concurrently as music director of the Abilene PhilharmonicOrchestra (1993–2003) and the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra (1995–2000).During his tenure he successfully elevated these community orchestrasto professional regional orchestra status. Professor Hahm served asmusic director of Yale Symphony Orchestra from 1995 to 2004.

Asa guest conductor, he has led the orchestras of Atlanta, Los Angeles,Warsaw, Prague, Bilbao, New York, Bangkok, Fort Worth, Louisville,Toronto, Omaha, Hartford, Alabama, Boulder, and Colorado Springs andother orchestras in the United States, France, Switzerland, Hungary,Austria, Spain, Japan, and Mexico. The Korean National Radio andTelevision Symphony Orchestra has engaged him every year since 1992,and he directed its 1995 North American tour in celebration of thefiftieth anniversary of Korean independence.

He is also anactive opera conductor and has led numerous productions with theSilesian National Opera in Poland, has collaborated with prominentmusicians including Salvatore Accardo, Emanuel Ax, Joshua Bell, YefimBronfman, and Sarah Chang, to name a few, and has recorded with thePolish National Radio Symphony Orchestra for Vision and Britstar.Shinik Hahm studied conducting at Rice University and the EastmanSchool of Music.

His honors include the Fourth GregorFitelberg International Competition, the Walter Hagen Conducting Prizefrom the Eastman School of Music, and the Shepherd Society Award fromRice University. In 1995 he was decorated by the Korean government withthe Arts & Culture Medal at a ceremony in honor of the fiftiethanniversary of Korean independence.

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