Author: Edward Yim
Edward Yim is Vice President for Artistic Planning for the New York Philharmonic, one of the oldest and most venerable orchestras in the world. As the senior staff director in charge of programming, he collaborates with Music Director Alan Gilbert and President Matthew van Besien to create and maintain the organization’s artistic profile by initiating long-term project development, engaging guest conductors and soloists, and selecting repertoire for a year round schedule of concerts in NY, international touring and media activities. He also spearheads the New York Philharmonic’s partnership with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and the Shanghai Conservatory of Music to establish the Shanghai Orchestra Academy and NY Philharmonic Residency project.
Previously, Yim was Senior Vice-President and Director of the Conductor and Instrumentalists Division at IMG Artists where he personally managed a roster of artists and led the Conductors and Instrumentalists division for IMG’s New York Office. He has also served as Director of Artistic Planning for both New York City Opera and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association. In Los Angeles, working across a wide range of musical genres including classical, jazz, world, and popular music, he created programming for over 200 concerts per season for the Los Angeles Philharmonic both at Walt Disney Concert Hall (where he was deeply involved in planning the inaugural seasons) and at the Hollywood Bowl.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Edward Yim holds an AB in Government from Harvard College and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University. Mr. Yim is a graduate of the League of American Orchestra’s Management Fellowship Program and serves as a consultant to Music Accord, a consortium of presenters which commissions contemporary chamber music for American artists. He has served on the boards of New Music USA and the International Contemporary Ensemble.
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