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Department of Music

Dr Hyelim Kim

BA MA(SEOUL NATIONAL) PHD(SOAS)

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Biography

Hyelim Kim obtained her PhD in ethnomusicology from the SOAS, University of London in 2014, where her dissertation was on the performance-as-research on Korean traditional music. As well as the traditional music of Korea, Hyelim is interested in the modernisation of Korean culture, South Korean music, and theories of cultural nationalism and transformation. 

As a composer and taegum soloist, Hyelim has been performing professionally since 2000, specialising in traditional repertoire and various cross-over genres. Her debut recording entitled 'Nim iHyelim Kim Taegŭm collection' released by Universal Music in 2013 includes traditional pieces together with new works, special commissions and her own composition.