Young-Mi Kwon

Executive Director

As Executive Director of the Calgary Performing Arts Festival, Young-Mi brings an array of essential skills and strategic direction. Her leadership experience and background in classical music performance make her an indispensable leader for the organization. 


Growing up in Winnipeg, she participated in the Manitoba Music Festival and has performed across North America and Europe, including Carnegie Hall in New York. Young-Mi graduated with a BA in Music Performance (violin major, piano minor) from Southern College in TN and was accepted into a Masters program at Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. Due to a severe wrist injury, her musical days were cut short. She then made the shift into non-profit management. 


Young-Mi has held senior roles with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Okanagan Symphony Orchestra and the Calgary Philharmonic orchestra and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, Prairies Region. 


When she is not at work, Young-Mi participates in marathons and has recently completed a half ironman triathlon.