Hyo Jong Kim
The lyric tenor Hyojong Kim studied at the Yonsei University in South Korea and at the Academy of Music "Hanns Eisler" Berlin with Prof. Scot Weir.
Already in his homeland he was awarded numerous first prizes. This was followed by other awards at European competitions, including the International Singing Competition Alexander Girardi, the Belcantare Music Competition 2006, the 32nd Jung-Ang Music Competition and the KBS Music Competition for Young Singers. At the renowned singing competition Francisco Viñas he received the third prize and the Audience Award.
For the season 2010/11 Hyojong Kim was admitted to the International Opera Studio at the Theater Lübeck, his teacher at the University of Music Lübeck was Michael Gehrke. His repertoire includes the great Mozart roles such as Tamino, Don Ottavio and Ferrando as well as the Puccini games Rodolfo in "La Bohème" and Rinuccio in Puccini's "Gianni Schicchi".
As a concert singer he worked in Rossini's "Stabat Mater" and as Lukas in Haydn's oratorio "The Seasons" in Lübeck and Kiel.
He had great success in the competition launched by Placido Domingo "Operalia World Competition", where he reached the final with 13 other international singers.
Hyojong Kim has been a member of the Bremen Ensemble since the 2012/13 season, performing as Janek in "The Makropulos Case", Tamino in "The Magic Flute", Ferrando in "Così fan tutte", Ruggiero in Vivaldi's "Orlando furioso" and others as Michel, the male protagonist in Bohuslav Martinu's dream opera "Juliette ou la clé des songes". In recent seasons he was heard in Bremen as Duca in "Rigoletto", Andres in "Wozzeck", Count von Leicester in Donizetti's "Maria Stuarda" as well as in "The Fairy Queen" and as Conte in "Il barbiere di Siviglia".
In addition, Hyojong Kim was invited as a guest at the Staatstheater Oldenburg as Ferrando in Mozart's "Cosi fan tutte", at the Staatstheater Kassel as Conte Almaviva in Rossini's "Barbiere di Siviglia", at the Hannover State Opera and at the Lucerne theater as Alfredo in Verdi's "La Traviata", the Theater Detmold, at the Aalto Theater Essen and at the Landestheater Linz as Duca di Mantova in Verdi's "Rigoletto".