A native of South Korea, Hyugrai Ray Kim was the first prize winner in the Korean Music Concours and third prize winner in the Pho-Ne Classic Competition in Korea. At the age of fifteen, Kim had his debut with the Seoul Royal Symphony Orchestra at the Young-San Art Hall. His festival appearances include Banff Centre, Colorado College Summer Music Festival, Pacific Music Festival, Festival Mozaic, Austin Camerata, and Caroga Lake Music Festival. He holds degrees from the Cleveland Institute and Eastman School of Music where he won both schools’ concerto competitions. Ray Kim is currently pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Texas at Austin and can be heard on Ravello Records.