Artistic Director&Principal Conductor

Jakyung YEAR

Jakyung YEAR is a highly acclaimed conductor known for her distinctive and highly sensitive baton technique, as well as her authentic music interpretation.

Since her debut with the Wien Radio Symphony Orchestra, YEAR has performed extensively in Europe and Asia, collaborating with prestigious orchestras such as the Orchestre National de France, Paris Lyon National Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, the KBS Symphony Orchestra, Korean National Symphony Orchestra, Gyeonggi Philharmonic Orchestra, Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra, Daegu Philharmonic Orchestra, Ulsan Philharmonic Orchestra, and Busan Philharmonic Orchestra. She also regularly appears at concerts hosted by the Seoul Arts Center and presses.

Dedicated to making classical music accessible to all, YEAR shares the hidden gateway of classical music in her book 『Behind the Classic』 and engages with audiences in various forms, such as serving as a commentator in one of the Seoul Arts Center’s renowned 『Saturday Concert』. In 2023, she received the Nanpa Music Award in recognition of her contribution to expanding the reach of classical music.

After studying composition and conducting at Hanyang University, YEAR pursued further studies in Austria at prestigious Universitat fur Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien under Leopold HAGER, former Music Director of Wien Volks Oper.

YEAR served as an Artistic Director&Principal Conductor of Gangnam Symphony Orchestra. In May 2023, she was appointed as the Artistic Director&Principal Conductor of Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra.

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