Renowned for his excellence in breathing new life into the traditional repertoire, presenting new works by living composers, and charismatic stage presence, Jong-hun Bae continues to attract international attention.
His conducting posts have included Assistant Conductor for the Baltimore Opera Company, Guest Assistant Conductor for the Baltimore Symphony, Resident Conductor for the Salt Lake Symphony, Associate Conductor for the Peabody Chamber Opera, Assistant Conductor for the Peabody Conservatory Orchestras, Assistant Conductor for the Utah Lyric Opera, and others. In addition, he is currently a member of the Jury Board for the ENKOR International Music Competition in the United Kingdom and a member of the Judges for the Sound Espressivo Global Competition in the United States of America.
His concert engagements have included appearances with leading orchestras throughout Asia, Europe, and North America, among them, Orchestra Simfonica a Filarmonicii “Mihail Jora”, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Aurora Symphony, Gwinnett Symphony Chamber Orchestra, Utah Philharmonia, Utah Lyric Opera, Peabody Chamber Opera, and Utah Youth Orchestras & Ensembles.
Jong-hun has conducted at the important performance venues throughout the world, among them, Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna (Austria), Place des Arts, Montréal; National Arts Centre, Ottawa; Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver (Canada), Le Corum, Opera Berlioz, Montpellier (France), Auditorio Nacional, México City (México), Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Firenze; Teatro di San Carlo, Napoli (Italy), Time-Union Center for the Performing Arts, Jacksonville, FL; Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Charlotte, NC; Carnegie Hall, New York, NY; Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA; The Benedum Center for the Performing Arts, Pittsburgh, PA; and Maurice Abravanel Hall, Salt Lake City, UT (USA).
He has worked with renowned conductors such as Marin Alsop, Anton Armstrong, Christian Badea, Ovidiu Balan, Andrew Constantine, Oliver von Dohananyi, Hans Graf, Kenneth Kiesler, Gehard Markson, Jorma Panula, and others. His primary mentors include Gustav Meier, Robert Gutter, and Robert Baldwin.
Jong-hun has graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Composition from the Pusan National University and both Doctorate and Master’s degrees in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Utah. In addition, he has studied at the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University. Mentored at the Peabody Conservatory by the legendary conducting pedagogue Gustav Meier, he also has served as a Guest Assistant Conductor to Maestro Hans Graf with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and to both Maestro Christian Badea and Maestro Oliver von Dohananyi with the Baltimore Opera Company. In addition, he is the winner of the 2015 International Conductors Competition in Atlanta, GA.