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Oboist Chanmi Kim was born and raised in Seoul, Korea.

As a young girl, she fell in love with classical music and dreamed of being an opera singer. Later, she discovered the vocal qualities of the oboe and began to study in earnest. Chanmi has performed concertos with many orchestras, including the Seoul Youth Orchestra, and has been giving solo recitals since she was fifteen.

Recently, she has performed with Mississippi Symphony Orchestra as Principal Oboe for their 70th season, and invited back to play with them for current season. She has been performing with Missouri Symphony Orchestra since 2017 every summer. She also freelanced with various orchestras including New York Philharmonic, National Chinese Performing Arts Orchestra, Regina Opera Company,

and private recording projects.

Chanmi is a Principal Oboist of Dubuque Symphony, IA.


Chanmi has performed in masterclasses with

Katherine Needleman, Elain Douvas, Alex Klein, Maurice Bourgue.

Since moving to the United States she has completed her Bachelor of Music degree at the New England Conservatory, Masters of Music degree and Professional Studies diploma at Mannes School of Music with Sherry Sylar.

When she is not making reeds, you can find her in the kitchen baking or cooking. Chanmi is also a passionate karaoke singer.



2022 - Present

Venice Symphony Orchestra

2021 - Present

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra

2019 - 2022

Mississippi Symphony Orchestra


National Chinese

Performing Arts Orchestra

2nd Oboe.

Venice, FL

Principal Oboe.

Dubuque, IA

Principal Oboe.

Jackson, MS

Guest Principal Oboe.

Beijing, China

2019 - 2020

New York Philharmonic

2017 - Present

Missouri Symphony

Substitute Oboe.

New York, NY

Principal Oboe.

Columbia, MO


Mannes School of Music


Mannes School of Music


New England Conservatory

Professional Studies Diploma.

Studied with Sherry Sylar.

Master of Music.

Studied with Sherry Sylar.

Bachelor of Music.

Studied with Keisuke Wakao.

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