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David Junghoon Kim

Jette Parker Young Artist

Biography

David Junghoon Kim in action.
David Junghoon Kim as Ruiz in Il trovatore, The Royal Opera © 2016 ROH. Photograph by Clive Barda

Korean tenor David Junghoon Kim was a member of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme 2015–17, singing roles including Ballad Seller (Il tabarro), Arturo (Lucia di Lammermoor), Ruiz (Il trovatore), Flavio (Norma), Nathanaël (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), Lamplighter (Manon Lescaut), Italian Singer (Der Rosenkavalier), Gastone de Letorières (La traviata), Augustin Moser (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Count of Lerma (Don Carlo) and Pong (Turandot). In the 2017/18 Season he returns to sing Macduff (Macbeth) and Leone de Casaldi (L’Ange de Nisida).

Kim studied at the Seoul National University. His professional engagements include Rodolfo (La bohème) in Seoul and an Independence Commemoration Concert with Myung-Whun Chung at Sejong Art Centre.

Competition successes include first prize in the Voci Verdiane competition in Busseto, third prize in the International Singing Competition in Seoul, first prize and the Plácido Domingo Prize in the Francisco Viñas competition in Barcelona, reaching the semi-final in the Concours de Reine Elizabeth in Brussels, Prince Rainier III Voice Master Prize in the Concours Monte-Carlo and first prize and Audience Prize in the Toulouse International Singing Competition.

News and features

Five new singers and a stage director to join the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme in September 2015

Five new singers and a stage director to join the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme in September 2015

3 February 2015

Specially tailored Royal Opera programme offers extensive training for talented professionals.

Photos

Jette Young Artists in recital during Meet the Young Artists Week 2016

Director’s workshop with Gerard Jones, Jette Parker Young Artists lunchtime recital

Samuel Sakker as Pang, David Junghoon Kim as Pong, Roberto Alagna as Calaf and Leon Košavić as Ping in Turandot, The Royal Opera

David Junghoon Kim as Ruiz in Il trovatore, The Royal Opera

David Gowland, David Junghoon Kim and James Platt in recital during Meet the Young Artists Week 2015

Director’s workshop with Gerard Jones, Jette Parker Young Artists lunchtime recital

David Junghoon Kim performs at Director’s workshop with Gerard Jones, Jette Parker Young Artists lunchtime recital

David Gowland and David Junghoon Kim in recital during Meet the Young Artists Week 2016

David Junghoon Kim, Gyula Nagy, Emily Edmonds, Angela Simkin, Vlada Borovko, James Hendry, Thomas Atkins, Jennifer Davis, Francesca Chiejina and Simon Shibambu in recital during Meet the Young Artists Week 2016

David Junghoon Kim as Flavio in Norma, The Royal Opera

David Junghoon Kim performs at Director’s workshop with Gerard Jones, Jette Parker Young Artists lunchtime recital

David Junghoon Kim as Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor, The Royal Opera

David Junghoon Kim, Stephen Costello, Aleksandra Kurzak, Artur Ruciński as Enrico in Katie Mitchell’s Lucia di Lammermoor

David Junghoon Kim performs at Director’s workshop with Gerard Jones, Jette Parker Young Artists lunchtime recital

David Junghoon Kim performs at Director’s workshop with Gerard Jones, Jette Parker Young Artists lunchtime recital

David Junghoon Kim

David Junghoon Kim as Ruiz in Il trovatore, The Royal Opera