Kim graduated from Seoul High School of the Arts and Seoul National University, then earned a Master of Music degree from Temple University and Doctor of Musical Arts and Performer’s Certificate from Eastman School of Music. His teachers have included Mason Jones, Joe de Angelis, Daniel Williams, Randy Gardner, and Verne Reynolds.
Kim has toured with the Eastman Philharmonia and the Eastman Wind Ensemble. He has performed recitals in Philadelphia, Rochester, Seoul, Taejeon, and at the IHS symposium in Athens GA. He has been associate principal horn of the KBS Symphony and acting principal of the Puchon Philharmonic.
Kim has appeared as soloist with the KBS Symphony, Seoul Chamber Orchestra, Pusan Philharmonic, Seoul Symphony, Seoul Art Orchestra, among others.
Kim is a professor of music at Seoul National University where he teaches horn, directs the horn ensemble, coaches chamber music, and leads the SNU Wind Ensemble. He is a founding member of the Korea Aulos Woodwind Quintet, the Seoul Brass Quintet, and the Charity Chamber Ensemble. He directs the Korean Horn Society Horn Ensemble.
Kim received the Punto Award at the IHS symposium in Beijing in 2000.