A native of South Korea, Hyugrai Ray Kim was the first prize winner in the Korean Music Concours and third prize winner in the Pho-Ne Classic Competition in Korea.
Kim made his debut with the Seoul Royal Symphony Orchestra at the Young-San Art Hall in 2004. His festival appearances include Pacific Music Festival, Colorado College Summer Music Festival, Caroga Lake Music Festival, Austin Camerata, and Festival Mozaic.
Mr. Kim holds degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Eastman School of Music, and is currently pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Texas at Austin. He plays on a Wayne Burak Workbench Series cello made in 2016.