Texu Kim writes music inspired by everyday experiences; music about modern (South) Korea, reflecting its multicultural nature; and music that is humorous yet sophisticated.
His music has been performed by New York Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, New World Symphony, National Orchestra of Korea, Seoul Philharmonic, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ensemble Modern, Alarm Will Sound, among others. His arrangements have also featured on numerous albums, with labels including DECCA and DG.
An assistant professor of music composition/theory at San Diego State University, Texu taught at Syracuse University 2018-20 and served as the Composer-in-Residence of the Korean Symphony Orchestra in 2014-18.