Binna Kim is a composer from Seoul, Korea. Her inspirations come from various forms of art. Recently, she has been influenced immensely by installation art from artists such as Lee Ufan, Sarah Sze, and Doris Salcedo. Her work has been commissioned and performed in the United States, Korea, and Europe by various ensembles, including the New Fromm Players, Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra, Governor's School of North Carolina Orchestra, Flux Quartet, MOKO Musik, LoadBang and Ensemble Court-Circuit.
Kim has attended summer music programs and festivals such as the Tanglewood Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, June in Buffalo and Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. She has also participated in master classes with Steven Stucky, George Tsontakis, John Corigliano, John Harbison, Stephen Hartke, and Michael Finnissy.
Kim is currently pursuing her D.M.A. at the New England Conservatory studying with Michael Gandolfi. She received her bachelor’s degree from Seoul National University and her master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University where she studied with Leonardo Balada.