UKC Banquet: Guitarist Kim Se-Hwang (김세황)

Kim Se-Hwang is a world-famous guitarist, singer-songwriter and arranger. In 1991, he formed Downtown, a rock group, and produced their self-titled debut album in 1993. He was a member of the rock band N.EX.T, which he joined in 1994, and the metal band NovaSonic.

In 2011, he produced the album Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, reinterpreting portions of The Four Seasons with an electric guitar. In 2014, he became the first Korean artist to have his guitar displayed in the Guitar Center store in Hollywood (along with guitars from Eddie Van Halen, Kirk Hammett and Slash), at “Hollywood’s Rock Walk”, a hall of fame honoring musical artists.

Se-Hwang is the VP of Artist First Alliance HQ USA, member of METal International (Media, Entertainment, & Technology alpha leaders in Beverly Hills, 2018) and is a recipient of award as Artist of Ministry of Culture of Republic of Korea (2017).