Dong Suk Kim plays and teaches the kayagum, a Korean zither-like, 12-stringed instrument. Born in North Korea, Mr. Kim moved to South Korea when he was a year old and began his studies in kayagum, folk music, court and folk dance. After graduating from Seoul National University in music theory and composition, he came to the United States to continue his studies. He teaches at UCLA as well as many other American colleges and has performed extensively throughout both the Los Angeles and Orange County school systems. Mr. Kim is the founder of the Korean Classical Music Institute in America and the Korean Classical Music and Dance Company. He and his music groups have performed at the New York Metropolitan Opera, the Los Angeles Music Center, the White House, the Orange County Performing Arts Center, the Hollywood Bowl, the 1984 Olympic Arts Festival, the 1988 Seoul Olympic Arts Center, in addition to performing nine times in Pyongyang, North Korea.