South Korean tenor Konu Kim joins the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme from the start of the 2017/18 Season. In the 2017/18 Season his roles include Arturo Bucklaw (Lucia di Lammermoor), Mitrane (Semiramide), Fourth Jew (Salome), Voice (From the House of the Dead), Malcolm (Macbeth) and First Noble of Brabant (Lohengrin).
Kim studied at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, the Korean National Opera Academy and in Germany. Awards include first prizes at the Concours musical international de Montréal and Operalia, second prize at the Seoul International Music Competition and further awards at the Marmande International Opera Singing Competition, France, the G.B. Rubini, Marcello Giordani and Riccardo Zandonai international singing competitions in Italy and the International Stanisław Moniuszko Vocal Competition in Poland.
Kim's engagements include Nadir (Les Pêcheurs de perles) for Korean National Opera, Count Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia) for Theater Rudolstadt and in concert at Carnegie Hall.
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Five singers were chosen from more than 365 applicants from 61 countries and will join the Company for two years of artistic development.
Konu Kim, Meet the Young Artists Lunchtime Recital
John Daszak as Herod, Konu Kim as Fourth Jew, Dietmar Kerschbaum as First Jew, Kihwan Sim as First Nazarene and Dominic Sedgwick as Second Nazarene
Gyula Nagy, Jacquelyn Stucker and Konu Kim, Meet the Young Artists Lunchtime Recital
Gyula Nagy, David Gowland, Nick Fletcher, James Hendry, Jacquelyn Stucker, Francesca Chiejina, Haegee Lee, Angela Simkin, Aigul Akhmetshina, Sarah-Jane Lewis and Konu Kim