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 Follower of Telramund (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.
Gyula Nagy as Taddeo, Aigul Akhmetshina as Isabella, Simon Shibambu as Mustafa, Konu Kim as Lindoro in L'italiana in Algeri, Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance 2018, The Royal Opera
Atkins as Scaramuccio, Kim as Brighella, Lee as Zerbinetta, Lewis as Ariadne, Sedgwick as Harlekin, Shibambu as Truffaldino in Adriane auf Naxos, Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance 2018, The Royal Opera
Haegee Lee as Zerbinetta, Konu Kim as Brighella, Dominic Sedgwick as Harlekin, Thomas Atkins as Scaramuccio, Simon Shibambu as Truffaldino in Adriane auf Naxos, The Royal Opera
Konu Kim, Meet the Young Artists Lunchtime Recital
Konu Kim and Jacquelyn Stucker, Meet the Young Artists Dukebox
Dominic Sedgwick, Jacquelyn Stucker and Konu Kim, Meet the Young Artists Dukebox
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
Konu Kim, Meet the Young Artists Dukebox
Gyula Nagy, Jacquelyn Stucker and Konu Kim, Meet the Young Artists Lunchtime Recital
Shibambu as Truffaldino, Sedgwick as Harlekin, Lee as Zerbinetta, Lewis as Ariadne, Atkins as Scaramuccio, Kim as Brighella in Adriane auf Naxos, Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance 2018, The Royal Opera
David Gowland, James Hendry, Nick Fletcher, Haegee Lee, Aigul Akhmetshina, Sarah-Jane Lewis, Jacquelyn Stucker, Francesca Chiejina, Angela Simkin, Simon Shibambu, Konu Kim and Dominic Sedgwick. Dukebox
Gyula Nagy, David Gowland, Nick Fletcher, James Hendry, Jacquelyn Stucker, Francesca Chiejina, Haegee Lee, Angela Simkin, Aigul Akhmetshina, Sarah-Jane Lewis and Konu Kim