In 1984, the Korea Music Foundation (KMF) was chartered in the State of New York as a non-profit organization. Since it’s inception, the Foundation has presented over 300 solo New York debut recitals at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and Merkin Concert Hall, 7 Orchestra and Chamber Ensemble’s debut concerts at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center and has presented established artists in concert for fundraising events at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, including Kun-Woo Paik, Dong-Suk Kang, Young Uck Kim, Alissa Park, HaeSun Paik and Daejin Kim. In 1999, KMF inaugurated a chamber music series at the Korean Cultural Service New York and presented over 400 musicians at this venue. Since 2001, KMF launched the KMF Virtuoso Concert Series at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, presenting over 40 international musicians in chamber music concerts.

Who We Are


  • Kyung Hee Kim

President Emeritus:

  • Soon Hee Lee
  • Jee Hyun Kim

Founders Emeritus:

  • Tae-Ja Kim
  • Dr. Mathew C. Kim

Advisory Board:

  • Myung Wha Chung (Cello) & Samuel Koo (Former Ambassador for Cultural Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Korea))
  • Jung-Ja Kim (Piano, Faculty at Boston Conservatory at Berklee) & Kyu Sung Woo (Kyu Sung Woo Architects)
  • Dai Uk Lee (Piano & Conductor, Former Professor at Michigan State University and Hanyang University in Korea)
  • Yong Hi Moon (Piano, Faculty at Peabody Conservatory)
  • HaeSun Paik (Piano, Faculty, Co-Chair of Piano Department at New England Consevatory)
  • Haesook Rhee (Collaborative Piano and Chamber Music, Faculty at Manhattan School of Music)
  • Minsoo Sohn (Piano, Faculty at New England Conservatory
  • Chee-Yun Kim (Violin, Former Professor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas)
  • David Kim (Violin, Concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra)
  • Michelle Kim (Violin, Assistant Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic)
  • Kyung Sun Lee (Violin, Faculty at Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music)
  • Jae Min Chang (Chairman, The Korea Times in US)
  • Kyunghee C. Cho, MD (Former Professor of NYU Medical Schoool )
  • Edward C.M. Kang (Founder, Edward C.M. Kang, CPA & CO.) & In-Aie Kang (Co-Founder, Edward Kang Foundation)
  • Sy Kim (Partner, Cullen and Dykman LLP)
  • Taeja Kim Lee (Founder, Sejong Soloists, Music in PyeongChang & KMF Founding Member)
  • John Pai (Sculptor, Pratt Institute Professor Emeritus) & Eunsook Pai)
  • Song Nam Choe Suk (Former President of Global Children’s Foundation & Former Director of KOWIN in New York))

Taeja Kim Lee
Sung Hee Cho Ko
Inah Chun

Hobong and NamJoo Kim
Peggy and Steve Park
Sumi and Stephan Kim
Connie Choi
Kyung Hee Choi
Lillie Kim
Dr. Sung Hee Ko
Eunsook Lee
Dong Ryung Lee
Diana Pae
James Rhee

Gina Jung, Executive Secretary Treasurer
Hyun Hee Lee, Executive Assistant
Ashley Kim, Assistant