BIOGRAPHY

“ Hanna Kim is a fine flutist with plenty of facility and a beautiful sound. She is the one flutist that you really need to check out…”
Matt Marvuglio (1952-2017)

Jazz Flutist and a former Dean of the Professional Performance Division Berklee College of Music.

Hanna Kim is a talented contemporary flutist, arranger, composer, improviser, songwriter, and a bandleader. Ms. Kim earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music from Bethesda University of California (Previous name is Bethesda Christian University), and the Master of Music degree in flute performance and conducting from California Baptist University at Riverside. Ms. Kim recently graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts as a dual major in songwriting and flute performance. She concentrated on jazz improvisation as a scholarship student in the Bachelor of Music Program at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.

A musician from Seoul, South Korea, she is the recipient of the 2014-2015 Matthew Marvuglio Endowed Scholarship, 2013-2016 CJ International Scholarship, and 2013 Performance Division Woodwind Award. Ms. Kim was a principal flutist with the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra. She studied with flutists Elizabeth Rowe of the BSO. At Berklee, she studied with Matt Marvuglio and Mia Olson. She also studied with Jim Walker and Mary Oppermann. Her goal is be an influential jazz flutist, hymnal jazz artist, composer, composer and improviser.

 

Her recent album Reminisce demonstrates her professional sense of the music in various styles of jazz with different grooves such as baiao, samba, bossa nova, odd meter, and ballad. Her band H&J Quintet has been known for outstanding skills, unusual gifts, and sophisticated phrasing. Her goal is to open communication with audience through her music.

Awards
Awards/Scholarships/Recognition 2017 Selected Flutist/Composer/Performer for the Spring ArtWeek Boston 2017. 2012-2016 North American Scholarship, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA 2012-2015 Dean’s List, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA 2014 Matthew Marvuglio Endowed Scholarship, Berklee College of Music, Berklee College of Music, Boston MA 2013-2016 Berklee Achievement Grant, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA 2013-2016 Spring, CJ Cultural Foundation Scholarship- For Being Awarded with the “CJ Contemporary Music Scholarship,” Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA 2013 Berklee Performance Division Woodwind Award, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA 2012 North American Scholarship, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA 2008 Global Mission Church Certification of Scholarship, Diamond Bar, CA 2007 CBU International Student, CBU Music Department, Entrance Scholarship, Riverside, CA 2004 Bethesda University of California (Previously Bethesda Christian University), Certificate of Scholarship, Grace Scholarship, Anaheim, CA 2003, 2005, 2006 Grade Scholarship at Bethesda Christian University, Anaheim, CA