Sehyung (Sergey) Kim

(b. 1987, Almaty).

Kazakh composer, now resident in Russia, of mostly chamber and electroacoustic works that have been performed in Europe.

Mr. Kim studied composition with Vladislav Agafonnikov at the P. I. Tchaikovsky State Conservatory in Moscow from 2007–12. He has studied composition with Beat Furrer at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Graz since 2013.

Among his honours are co-finalist in the competition DuoSolo in Texas (2010, for Daegeum sori) and co-finalist in the competition Step to the Left in Saint Petersburg (2012, for Khvilishchevsky). His music has been performed in Austria, Germany, Greece, Italy, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Ukraine.

He is also active in other positions. He has served as composer-in-residence to the Ensemble GAM in Moscow since 2013.

He has lived in Russia since 2007.

His primary publisher is BabelScores.


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Nachklang vom Schnee, piano, orchestra (8 winds, 10 brass, harp, 3 percussion, strings), 2012


Daegeum sori, flute, 2008

Gugak, flute, piano, 2009

Wind Temple, percussion, 2009

Qi I, percussion, 2010

Sanjo I, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, 2010

Sanjo II, violin, cello, 2010

Sum, bass flute, fixed media, 2010

Sijo_290411, bass flute, double bass, 2011

Sijo_060511, percussion, 2011

Gigue, clarinet, trumpet, piano, 2012

Sijo_270412, steel sheet, 2012

Sijo_020812, accordion, 2012

Qi II, 1 or more accordions, 2012

Sijo_111112, bass clarinet, 2012

Two Children's Pieces, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, 2012

Khvilishchevsky (text by Daniil Kharms), male speaker, flute, cello, piano, percussion, 2012

Qi III, 1 or more cellos/double basses, 2013

Sijo_170213, trumpet, 2013

In Memory of Georgy Dorokhov, oboe, clarinet, French horn, violin, piano, 2013

Godurae, violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano, 2013

Sijo_260613, cello, 2013

Sijo_150913, bass clarinet, cello, piano, 2013

Sijo_010313, trombone, 2013

Sijo_291113, accordion, 2013

Sijo_031213, double bass, 2013 (also version as Sijo_031213b, bass clarinet, 2013)

Sijo_271213, saxophone, 2013

Five Pitches, any 5 players, 2013

Study #26, flute, clarinet, 2 bass clarinets, 2 violins, 2 violas, cello, 2 pianos, accordion, 2013

Sijo_050713, any bowed string instrument, 2013–14

Sleep Cycle (improvisation), any 4 or more players, 2014

Ee, any monodic instrument, piano, 2014

Sam, flute, cello, piano, 2014

Ignition, bass flute, bass clarinet, cello, double bass, 2014

Sijo_211014, bass flute/bass clarinet, 2014

Five Sijo_091114, bass flute, bass clarinet, violin, cello, piano, 2014

IL, trombone, 2014


Sijo_211013, voice (with Super Ball), 2013

________ (improvisation; the title of this work is flexible and will be the date on which any performance is given), female actor/male actor (with 1 or more Super Balls), any number of players, 2014


Nun, 2010

Sijo_280412, 2012

Sijo_221013, 2013

Sijo_031214, piano (with e-bow), 2014


Four Electronic Études, fixed media, 2009–10

Space, fixed media, 2010

On a Theme of Witold Lutosławski, fixed media, 2010


Street. 8:00am..., flute, clarinet, cello, piano, percussion, 2010 (for BerlinDie Sinfonie der Großstadt by Walter Ruttmann; collaboration with Olga Bochikhina, Vladimir Gorlinsky, Andrey Kuligin, Alexey Nadzharov, Alexey Sioumak, Alexey Sysoev)