Sean Kim, was born in Seoul, Korea in December of 1978. He started studying theory and piano at age 3. In 1991, Sean and his family moved to Toronto where he began studying piano from Peter Longworth at the Royal Conservatory of Music. While attending A.Y. Jackson Secondary School in North York, Sean served as the principle French Hornist for the Thornhill Community Concert Band and the North York Concert Orchestra.
In 1997 at the University of Western Ontario, Sean started studying harpsichord/continuo through the Early Music Studio where he was coached by Sandra Mangsen, Richard Semmens and Joseph Lanza, and masterclasses with Jaap Schroder. During the four years of the undergraduate program, Sean has performed with the University of Western Ontario Symphony Orchestra as a violist, and accompanist for various university ensembles. While at Western he studied piano from John-Paul Bracey and Gwen Beamish, composition from Peter Clements, Kim Lundberg, Peter Paul Koprowski, and Omar Daniel. In June of 2001, this elected Grad Class President received Bachelor of Music in Honors Theory and Composition.
Sean was one of the three resident accompanists for the ARIA International Summer Academy in 2002. In 2003, Sean has completed degree in Master of Music in Composition at UWO writing a symphony, advised by Omar Daniel.
He was an organist at the St.Luke's Anglican Church in London, Ontario, until April of 2003, and a piano/theory teacher at Merriam School of Music in Oakville, Ontario from 2004-2006. He also taught music theory at the University of Western Ontario until the spring of 2007.
Currently he conducts the Blyth Festival Orchestra, is a member of the board of the examiners for both theory and practical exams for Conservatory Canada, and performs regularly with the Orchestra London as a continuo and keyboard (piano, celesta, harmonium) player. Sean also is an organist and choir director at the St. John the Divine Anglican Church in Arva, Ontario. In addition, Sean is working on Ph.D in music composition studying with Dr. Paul Frehner at UWO.