Salt Lake Symphony Guest Artist
Jong-hun Bae is an Assistant Conductor for the Salt Lake Symphony and the Utah Philharmonia, also a Chief Conductor for the University Campus Symphony at the University of Utah. He has worked with several conductors including Marin Alsop, Christian Badea, Oliver von Dohananyi, Hans Graf and others. Further conducting studies have been with Kenneth Kiesler, Jorma Panula, Donald Thulean, Daniel Sommerville and others.
Jong-hun made his Carnegie Hall debut in March 2009. His European debut was in March 2006 celebrating the 250th anniversary of the birth of Mozart in such cities as Vienna, Salzburg, and Vienna in Austria. He also has conducted the Simfonica a Filarmonicii “Mihail Jora” in Bacau, Romania.
His previous engagements include Assistant Conductor for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Baltimore Opera Company, and the Conductor for the World Premiere of “A Collection in Concert” in Glens Falls, NY and the World Premiere of the Opera “The Yellow Wallpaper” in Baltimore.
In his native Korea, Jong-hun has been Artistic and Music Director for the Ensemble “Ka-rang” and the Assistant Conductor for the Pusan National University Orchestra, before coming to the US in 2004.
He is currently pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts in Orchestral Conducting at the University of Utah, studying with Robert Baldwin. He holds a BM in Composition from the Pusan National University in Korea, a MM in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Utah, and a GPD in Orchestral Conducting from the Peabody Conservatory of Music. His conducting teachers include Marin Alsop, Gustav Meier, Robert Baldwin, Robert Gutter, Markand Thakar, and Harold Weller.