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Kyeong Ham

Kyeong Ham

Kyeong Ham, who is from Seoul, studied as a pupil of Nicholas Daniel in Trossingen and with Dominik Wollenweber at Berlin's Academy of Music Hanns Eisler. At the Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic he was taught by Jonathan Kelly. Ham has seen success in many international competitions, including the Richard Lauschmann International Oboe Competition in Mannheim in 2009, the Tchaikovsky Conservatory International Winds and Percussion Competition in Moscow in 2010, the International Oboe and Bassoon Competition in Lódz, Poland in 2011, and the Muri oboe competition in Switzerland, in which he also received the audience prize and the Heinz Holliger special prize. Kyeong Ham has been principal cor anglais with the Konzerthaus Berlin and principal oboe with the Staatsoper Hannover. In August 2016 he joined Amsterdam's Concertgebouw Orchestra. Chamber music is close to Kyeong Ham's heart, and the Veits Quintet he founded came second in the Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition in Copenhagen in 2015.

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