In 1984, the Korea Music Foundation (President Kyunghee Kim) was chartered in the state of New York as a non-profit organization. Since its inception, KMF has presented numerous solo, orchestra, and chamber ensemble debut concerts in New York such as at Zankel Hall and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. KMF has presented artists in concert including David Kim, Alissa Park, HaeSun Paik, Daejin Kim, Hera Hyesang Park, Sungwon Yang, and Minsoo Sohn. KMF also inaugurated a chamber music series at the Korean Cultural Service New York and presented over one hundred musicians. KMF has been working with Korea Mecenat Association, a distinguished group of Korean companies such as Byucksan Engineering, Amore Pacific Foundation, Noroo Holdings, Poongsan Group, Dongsung Chemical, CJ Cultural Foundation, and DX Change, with the aim to elevate the prominence of K-Classical on a global stage by showcasing exceptional Korean performers in American classical venues.

Who We Are


  • Kyung Hee Kim

President Emeritus:

  • Soon Hee Lee
  • Jee Hyun Kim

Founders Emeritus:

  • Taeja Kim Lee
  • 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))

Edward Kang (Chairman)
In-Aie Kang
Taeja Kim Lee
Dr. Kyunghee Cho
Dr. Sunghee Cho
Song Nam Suk
Richard Kang

Dr. Sunghee Cho, Executive Treasurer
Richard Kang, Executive Secretary Treasurer
Kati Kim, Secretary

Fidelity Charitable
Jung Ja Kim, Dr. Seung K WooEdward and In-Ae Kang Foundation
Kyung Hee Choi
Maggie Kaplen Foundation
Song Nam Choe Suk & Dr. Chang Ho Suk
Soonyang Juhng
Young – Ai and Yung Ho Choi
Taeja Kim Lee and Dr. Howard Lee
Lillie Kim
Eun Ju Jo & Christopher Kim
Harry & Sun Ae Song
Heeja Chung
Hyun J Park Lee & Dr. Chang K Lee
Connie Choi
Diana Yu Pae
Dr. Kyunghee Cho
Dr. Sunhee C. Lee & Dr. Myung Ho Lee
Dr. Sunghee Cho & Ungkyun Ko
Miok K. Youn
Inah Chung
James Rhee
Dr. NeungJa Chi
Jay Lee
Samuel Rhee
Hae Min Chung
John and Eunsook Pai
Edward and Stella Kang
Jung R. Cook (Korean Concert Society)
Donna Kang
Grace Park
Harry and Misook Doolittle Foundation
Joohee Lee
Kay & Dong Cho
Yunmi Han & Hee Suk Kim
Peggy and Steve Park
Sung Wook M Chung