Voice: Inhye Kim

inhye kim photoIn Hye Kim, soprano, is renowned as one of the best singers in Korea. Her career is in full bloom. She studied under Prof. Daniel Ferro at Juilliard in New York, earning her masters and doctorate degrees. While still studying for her doctorate she won prizes in the Lucrezia Bori Award Competition, the Chile International Competition, the Brazil Rio De Janeiro Contest, and the Lincoln Center Commemoration Award Competition.

The New York Times called her 1988 Carnegie Hall performance in Haendel’s Messiah ,“Best of all was In Hye Kim, who pealed forth very prettily indeed in the soprano part, and evinced considerable stylishness and musicality”.

An active and masterly soprano, she has performed on four continents with fine orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under Yehudi Menuhin, the Mozart Chamber Orchestra of Vienna, the Bolshoi Teatre Orchestra of Moscow, NDR Orchestra in Hannover, the Telemann Chamber Orchestra, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, the Zagreb Philharmonic, the Sinfonietta Slovocca, the Wyoming Orchestra , the Juilliard Orchestra , the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and the KBS orchestra.

She is now one of the most frequently sought after lyric sopranos for operatic roles in Korea. Her full-staged opera performances include ; Il Trovatore (Leo nora), I pagliaccii(Nedda), La Traviata(Violetta), Tosca(Tosca), La Boheme (Mimi), Der Fled ermaus(Rosalinde), Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza ), Mada ma Butterfly (Cio – Cio San), Otello(Desdemona), Carmen(Micaela), Don Carl o(Elizabeth), Andrea Chenier(Magdalena), La forza del Destino(Leonora), Un Ballo in Maschiera(Amelia), Turandot(Turandot, Liu ), Der Zauspiel Direktor (Madam Herz), Die Zauberflote(Pamina), Alecko(Zempira), Ginni Schicchi (Lauretta), Peleas et melisande (Melisande), Don Goivanni(Donna Anna) , Iolanta(Iolanta) by Tchaikovsky along with the numerous Korean Opera Productions. .

She also concertizes frequently with world-famous cantante, such as Giuseppe Giacomini, Nicola Martinucci, Jose Cura, and Fracisco Araiza in the Festival with the Mozart’s Orchestra at the Vienna National Concert House and the Musik-Verein and at the Crumlove Festival in Czech Rep. She also appeared in the Finkenstein Festival and sang Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with the Sinfonietta Slovocca in the Budapest Spring Festival. She was invited by The Greece International Music Competition Committee(12th) in Athens and a Joint production of Europe Concert Tour of Sarajevo and Vienna as a guest artist under the Baton of Maestro Antal Barnas .

In 2012 , She was invited as a Regular Season solist of “Requiem” by the Royal Phillharmonic Orchestra with the Conductor, Grzegorz Nowak at Cadogan Hall and In 2013 she will be featured in many Verdi’s Special Program: A duo recital with a world-famous Bariton, Leo Nucci in “Best Verdi’s” in Seoul and with La Scala singers in the Opera Aida, and in Il Trovatore. She is also invited for The International Singing Competition of China and as the Guest Porfessor of the Beijing Conservatory of Music as well as the Music College of University of Tiansin.

She has Recordings of the Korean lyrics written by a North Korean composer Soon Nam Kim ‘Longings become one’(Universal) and ‘Romance’ (Good International) with the Bolshoi Teatre Orchestra. She releases her next recording Amazing grace (Dreamshare), with Bolshoi Choir, ‘The Beauty in Late Romanticism’ of the works by Strauss, Wagner and Alban Berg with NDR Orchestra in Hannover. My First Dream (Dreamshare) and world widely released Requiem (Naxos).