Musician, teacher 13 – 23 augustus
Soprano Wonjung Kim has appeared at the Opera Garnierin Paris, Dresden Semper Opera, Opera de Monte Carlo and Los Angeles Opera. She performed throughout Europe with Claudio Scimone’s I Solisti Veneti, the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, ‘s Mostly Mozart Festival, Venice’s San Marco Basilica, and at the Salzburg and Istanbul Music Festivals.
Named Best Classical Artist in the KBS Awards in Korea, she also won Best Actress in the Korea Musical Awards and an Ovation Award nomination for her starring performance as Queen Min in The Last Empress, produced in Seoul, New York and in Los Angeles. A frequent performer in live television broadcasts, she has three solo CD’s to her name, the most recent of which, “Between the Notes,” was released to great acclaim. A champion of new music, she performed all over the world with New York’s Continuum.
Recent concerts include performances in Honduras, El Salvador, Cape May Music Festival, Las Vegas Wine and Music Festival, Mohawk Trail Concerts and Leonia Chamber Musicians. This season, she will perform in the Music from Japan Festival in New York City, concerts in Seoul, South Korea.
Ms. Kim received her BFA and MFA from California Institute of the Arts. She was awarded an Advanced Certificate at Juilliard, where she was also accepted to the Juilliard Opera Center. Ms. Kim completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Stony Brook University in 2013.
A devoted practitioner of yoga and meditation disciplines, she recently completed Bamboo Moves Yoga’s 200-hour RYT, teacher training course and is developing methods to combine elements of the disciplines with breathing techniques for music students.