The winner of the 2018 Princess Astrid International Music Competition, Yuwon Kim recently completed her two-year tenure as the Rita E. Hauser Conducting Fellow at the Curtis Institute of Music, under the mentorship of Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Yuwon has conducted Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich (Switzerland); Netherlands, Louisiana, Bucheon (South Korea) Philharmonic Orchestra; the North Netherlands, Trondheim (Norway), St. Petersburg (Russia), Prague (Czech Republic) and Korean Symphony Orchestra; and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (UK), she has also assisted Esa-Pekka Salonen and Thomas Adès at the Los Angeles Philharmonic. In 2014 she received the Robert Spano Conductor Prize from the Aspen Music Festival and School and was selected by the League of American Orchestras as one of six conductors presented at the 2022 Bruno Walter National Conducting Preview, a prestigious showcase for young conductors from around the country. Yuwon holds a bachelor’s degree in conducting from Seoul National University and a Master of Music with distinction from Mozarteum University Salzburg, where she studied conducting with Dennis Russell Davies, Hans Graf and Bruno Weil. She has also participated in master classes with Marc Albrecht, Marin Alsop, Bernard Haitink, Kurt Masur, Leonard Slatkin, and David Zinman.