Meet our Calgary Performing Arts Festival TEAM
Young-Mi Kwon – Executive Director
Young-Mi comes to the Festival with a background in classical music and leadership in various profit and non profit organizations. She also has a performance background. Growing up in Winnipeg, she was a participant in the Manitoba Music Festival. She also 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 serious wrist injury, her musical days were cut short. However, through a shift in her career path, she moved into non-profit management. Young-Mi has held senior roles with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Okanagan Symphony Orchestra and the Calgary Philharmonic orchestra as well as the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, Prairies Region. When she is not at work at CPAF, Young-Mi participates in marathons and most recently, half ironman triathlons.