About KBSSO

2019

Concert tour the 30th anniversary of Koreas diplomatic ties with Poland Special concert at the Golden Hall of Vienna

2018

The 100th Anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia 2018 KBSSO Europe Tour

Jungok Park was inaugurated as the 4th President

2018 PyeongChang Culture Paralympics Opening Festival

2.7. Won the grand prize for ‘The 4th Seoul Arts Center Arts Awards’

2017

12.14. The Cultural Exchange Exhibition for the 25th anniversary of the South Korean-China diplomatic relations

11.7. Special Performance at the President Donald Trump’s Korea Visit State Dinner

The First Yeosu Music Festival

Heesung Park was inaugurated as the 3rd President

2016

The 60th Anniversary of KBS Symphony Orchestra

Tours to Europe (Italy, Austria)

2015

Sejin Ko was inaugurated as the 2nd President

2014

Yoel Levi was inaugurated as eighth Music Director

2011

Concert celebrating the 31st anniversary of the May 18 Democratic Movement(National Cemetery for the May 18 Democratic Uprising, Gwangju)

2010

Shinik Hahm was inaugurated as seventh chief conductor.

Tours to three American cities and UN Day concert celebrating the 65th anniversary of the UN

2006

50-Year History of KBS Symphony Orchestra is published.

2005

Tours to three German cities(Wiesbaden, Ludwigshaven, Bonn)

2002

Concerts in Osaka and Tokyo were held.(Exchange concerts with the NHK Symphony Orchestra)

Joint concert of South an North symphony orchestras in Pyongyang.(KBS Symphony Orchestra, Joseon National Symphony Orchestra)

Concerts in Beijing and Shanghi were held.(Exchange concerts with China Philharmonic Orchestra)

2000

Joint concert of South Korean and North Korean symphony orchestras in Seoul. (KBS Symphony Orchestra and Joseon National Symphony Orchestra)

1999

Dmitri Kitaenko was inaugurated as 6th chief conductor

Korea and Britain Friendship Concert

1998

Chung Myung-hoon was inaugurated as fifth chief conductor.

500th regular concert was held.(conductor : Dmitri Kitaenko, piano : Paik Hae-sun)

1995

Concerts celebrating the 50th anniversary of the UN and Korea's liberation.(UN General Assembly venue)

1994

Joint concert with the Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra.

1993

Recorded and released CD in contract with KOCH

1992

Double concert resumed, playing the same repertoire.

Othmar Maga was inaugurated as fourth chief conductor.

Joined the Kitakyushu International Music Festival(conductor : Okyo Kamu)

1990

Orchestra's english name changed to KBS Symphony Orchestra.

Othmar Maga was inaugurated as fourth chief conductor.

Joined the Kitakyushu International Music Festival(conductor : Okyo Kamu)

1986

won Kyung-su was inaugurated as third chief conductor.

1985

Hong Yeon-taek(1981) is inaugurated as second chief conductor.

1984

Kim Man-bok was inaugurated as second general director

Tours to five Southeast Asian cities - Hong Kong, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Taipei.

1981

Right to manage the national Symphony Orchestra transferred to KBS.

KBS Symphony Orchestra was reestablished.

Lee Kang-sook was inaugurated as first general director.

1979

Tours to 21 American cities and concert at the BHK Hall.

1972

Hong Yeon-taek(~1981) was inaugurated as second chief conductor.

1971

Right to manage the orchestra transferred to KBS. Its name is maintained.

1969

Right to manage the orchestra transferred to the National Theater of Korea.

National Symphony Orchestra was established.

1961

Korea Symphony Orchestra (operating privately) was founded.

The orchestra returned to the KBS Symphony Orchestra.

1958

Korea-America friendship concert and tours to Southeast Asia.

Lim Won-sik(~1970) was inaugurated as first chief conductor.