(b. 10 August 1976, Bekabad).
Uzbek composer of mostly stage, chamber and vocal works that have been performed in Asia and Europe; he is also active as a conductor.
Mr. Kim began private studies in music at age ten and studied bayan with Mikhail V. Mayevsky at the Khamza State Music College in Tashkent from 1991–95. He studied composition with Mirsadik Tadjiev at the State Conservatory of Uzbekistan in Tashkent in 1995–96 and with Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky there from 1996–2001, where he earned his MMus.
Among his honours is First Prize as a bayan-player in a competition for young performers in Samarkand (1994). His music has been performed in France, the Netherlands, Russia, the UK, and Uzbekistan.
As a conductor, he has served as music director of the Ilkhom Theatre in Tashkent since 1999. He has conducted his own music alongside contemporary répertoire, often in collaboration with the Atlas Ensemble and Nieuw Ensemble, both in Amsterdam.
He is also active in other positions. He helped to organise the annual festival for contemporary music Ilkhom-XX in Tashkent from 1997–2006.
COMPLETE LIST OF WORKS
Giselle (incidental music, play by Olga Mikhailova), 1997
Salomé (incidental music, play by Oscar Wilde), 1998
Ubu roi (incidental music, play by Alfred Jarry), 1998
Twelfth Night (incidental music, play by William Shakespeare), 1999
Portrait of Mademoiselle Tarzhi (incidental music, play by Ivan Elagin), 2000
Imitations of the Qur'an (incidental music, play by the Ilkhom Theatre, after Alexander Pushkin), 2002
'Art' (incidental music, play by Yasmina Reza), 2003
Concerto for Large Orchestra, 2001
Children's Suite, balalaika, 1997
Ostinato, guitar, 1997
A Page from the Album, violin, cello, piano, fixed media (2 tracks), 1998
Étude for Prepared Guitar, 1999
Stabilis-Mobilis, flute, oboe, bass clarinet, harp, guitar, mandolin, violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano, percussion, 2001
Cantus Firmus, flute, cello, accordion, vibraphone, 2002
De Profundis, cello, ensemble (bassoon, harp, double bass, harpsichord, vibraphone [+ 3 Thai gongs, tam-tam], any bass drum used in rituals), 2003
Rag Music, sheng (mouth organ from China), bass clarinet, harp, kemençe (bowed lute from Central Asia), qanun (zither from the Middle East), erhu (violin from China), viola, double bass, piano (+ harmonium), vibraphone (+ 3 Thai gongs, tam-tam, harmonica), djembé (goblet drum from western Africa), 2004
Drafts (text by Rumiko Kōra [Russian translation]), voice, viola, piano, 1997
Anecdotes from Pushkin's Life (text by Daniil Kharms), voice, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, electric guitar, violin, viola, cello, bass guitar, piano, drum kit, 2000
Drei Gedichte von Heine (text by Heinrich Heine), voice, violin, cello, piano, 2001
L'Autre Plane (text by Emile Verhaeren), soprano, alto, flute, pipa (lute from China), cello, 2002