Matthew Kim is an active trumpet soloist, chamber artist, and clinician on an international level including performances and clinics in Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and the U.S. As a performing artist, Matthew represents Conn-Selmer Bach Trumpet, GR Mouthpieces, Tom Crown Trumpet Mute, and LefreQue. In 2021, Matthew was invited to perform a Main Stage Recital at the International Trumpet Guild (ITG) Conference.
Trumpeter Matthew Kim has performed in major venues worldwide, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Charles W. Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts, Seoul Arts Center, Kumho Art Hall, and Sejong Center for the Performing Arts. Matthew is a prize winner of numerous competitions including the American Protégé International Professional Concerto Competition, the Music Association Korea National Competition, Kyung-won University National Wind Competition, and Seoul National University National Wind Competition. He is a semi-finalist of the U.S. National Trumpet Competition. In 2018, he received a silver medal for outstanding achievement for the Global Music Awards. Most recently, he received the 2021 Grace Meng U.S. Congresswoman Award for his achievements as a trumpeter.
As an orchestral performer, he was the principal trumpet of the Richardson Symphony Orchestra ( TX ) and Oklahoma Civic Orchestra (OK ). Additionally, he was the principal trumpet of the Tongyeong International Music Festival Orchestra. Matthew frequently performed as the leader of renowned brass quintets such as the Virginia Brass Ensemble, Baltimore Brass Ensemble, Brass Line, and the Seoul National University Brass Quintet.
Matthew received the Bachelor of Music from Seoul National University and Graduate Performance Diploma from Peabody Conservatory. He is currently a trumpet instructor at Irvine Music Festival. Matthew was previously a Resident-in-Artist at Hope International University (CA) and trumpet instructor at Manhattan Arts Center (Kansas)