JinHo Keem

JinHo Keem

Saxophonist Jin-ho Keem started studying music and saxophone under his father Kwang-Jeep Keem who is also a musician. He graduated from Kaywon Art High School and Seoul Yonsei University.

Upon graduation he moved to Paris to continue his education where he completed conservatory course work including the Concertiste Diploma at the Conservatoire de Paris, the D.E.M program at Conservatoire Aubervilliers-La-Courneuve, the Professionel and Perfectionnement at École Proclam'art and Conservatorys Saint-Maur-Des-Fossés, Du Val Maubée Noisiel and at Brussels Royal Conservatory, Belgium, for Master of Music.

He studied in the Saxophone and Music of under Julien-David Petit, Philippe Portejoie, Nicolas Prost, Antonino Mollica, Alexandre Souillart,  Alain Crepin, Joshua Hyde, Nicolas Arsenijevic, Vincent David, Pieter Pallens, Frédéric Borey, DaeWoo Kim and KwangJeep Keem.

He is also the grand prize winner of numerous competitions including First prize of the Music Association of Korea competition.  He is grand prize winner First prize of the Larissa Saxophone International Competition in Greece. First prize at the Concours International de Lépold Bellan, he received highest honors by unanimous decision as the first Korean Saxophonist from The Concours Artistique d'Épinal and was given first prize by the Premier Prix à l'unanimité avec les Félicitations du jury, and First prize at the Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition in New York, and Keem has received numerous international awards and prizes including Laureate etc.

In Republic of Korea he has given solo performances and held recitals at Recital Hall of Seoul National Arts Center, Maria Callas Hall, Youngsan Grace Hall, Byuckgang Arts Center, Busan Arco Hall and NamYeJong Art Hall etc.

Internationally, he has also performed concerto with Grand Saxophone Ensemble at Aubervilliers, Saint-Maur, Aulnay-sous-Bois and Brussels Royal Conservatory, Belgium and he was a leader of Ile-de-France Grand Paris, Aubervilliers, Saint-Maur, Noisiel Ensembles and Brussels Royal Conservatory, Belgium saxophone ensembles.

Furthermore, he was the first Korean Saxophonist to be invited to perform concerto at the Festival Saxophone en Mouvement hosted by world famous Habanera Saxophone Quartet in Poitiers at Auditorium Saint-Germain. He was also invited to the historic Cathedral Saint-Sévrin and Cathedral Notre-Dame-Du-Rosaire for duo recital with pipe organ. And he was invited for recital at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Paris, France.

Keem also held a seat as the first Korean Saxophonist judge with the national music educational in the Conservatoire de France et Europe.

Mr. JinHo Keem is currently teaching as a professor at the École Proclam'art in France.

He is a leader of FRanKOphone Saxophone Ensemble.

Mr. Keem continues to exhibit groundbreaking performances in classical music world while establishing himself as a leader in the Saxophone community.