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Jong-hun Bae

Jong-Hun Bae

Conductor, Gordon College Symphony Orchestra

B.M. Pusan National University, Busan, Republic of Korea
M.M. University of Utah
D.M.A. University of Utah, Salt Lake City
G.P.D. Peabody Conservatory of Music, Baltimore

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Korean conductor Jong-hun Bae, the winner of the 2015 International conductors Workshop and Competition, and a jury board of the ENKOR International Music Competition, is an internationally recognized orchestra and opera conductor. As an accomplished musician, he has garnered acclaim for his excellence in presenting new works by living composers and breathing new life into the traditional repertoire.

Over the past decade, Maestro Bae has conducted around the world-including Austria, England, Republic of Korea, and Romania. In the United States, he has conducted with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, the Salt Lake Symphony, the Aurora Symphony Orchestra, and the Gwinnett Symphony Chamber Orchestra. In addition, he has worked with renowned conductors including Marin Alsop, Anton Armstrong, Christian Badea, Andrew Constantine, Oliver von Dohananyi, Hans Graf, Ennio Nicorta, and Jorma Panula.

Maestro Bae was personally invited by composer Catherine Reid in New York to conduct World Premiere performance of her works: “A Collection in Concert” and the opera “The Yellow Wallpaper.” He also was invited by pianist and composer Jonathan Newell in New York to conduct his piano concerto in Carnegie Hall.

In addition to his current position, Director of Orchestra at the Gordon College, Maestro Bae is the Resident Conductor for the Salt Lake Symphony. Prior to his current positions, he has worked with the Peabody Conservatory of Music Orchestras and the Peabody Chamber Opera at the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University, where he earned his Graduate Performance Diploma in Orchestral Conducting under the tutelage of legendary conducting pedagogue Gustav Meier.