Sang Yoon Kim
Sang Yoon Kim was the first-prize winner of the 67th Prague Spring International Music Competition in 2015, at which he also received the Czech Music Foundation Award for the best performance of the commissioned piece by Aleš Pavlorek. He went on to make his debut at the 2016 Prague Spring International Festival 2016 as a soloist with BBC Symphony Orchestra under the baton of their music director, Sakari Oramo. Mr. Kim was a laureate of the International Clarinet Competition in Ghent, won first prize at the UNISA International Flute and Clarinet Competition in 2014, and the top prize from the famous Jacques Lancelot International Clarinet Competition in 2012. He played as an acting principal clarinet of the Cleveland Orchestra from July to December 2016, which included performing on their European tour with Franz Welser-Möst, Stéphane Denève, Jakub Hrůša, Jaap van Zweden, and many others.