In-Hye Kim, soprano
Concert Date: Saturday, October 9, 2004, 8pm; Seoul Arts Center, Korea
Program: Mozart Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major, K 448; Chausson Chanson Perpetuelle, op. 37; Brahms Cello Sonata in e minor, op. 38; Dvorak Piano Quintet in A Major, op. 81
Artists: In-Hye kim, soprano; Lisa Sohn, violin; Sena Park, violin; Sung Eun Kim, viola; So Young Paik, cello; Ji-Hyun Cho, piano
Biography: In-Hye Kim, soprano, is renowned as one of the best singers in Korea. Her career is in full bloom. She studied under Prof. Daniel Ferro at Juilliard in New York, earning her master and doctorate degrees. While studying for her doctorate, she won prizes in the Lucrezia Bori Award Competition, the Chile International Competition, the Brazil Rio De Janeiro Contest, and the Lincoln Center Commemoration Award Competition. In 1988, the New York Times complimented her performance of Handel's Messiah at Carnegie Hall, "Best of all was In-Hye Kim, who pealed forth very prettily indeed in the soprano part, and evinced considerable stylishness and musicality". An active and masterly soprano, Kim has performed on four continents with fine orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under Yehudi Menuhin, the Mozart Chamber Orchestra of Vienna, the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra of Moscow, NDR Orchestra in Hannover, the Telemann Chamber Orchestra, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, the Zagreb Philharmonic, the Sinfonietta Slovocca, the Wyoming Orchestra and the Juilliard Orchestra. As a dedicated teacher, she consistently devotes herself to serious scholarly research programs, unearthing and performing many scores that have previously been neglected. Her recordings include “Longing to become the One” (Universal) with Korean lyrics written by a North Korean composer Soon Nam Kim, and “Romance” (Good International) with the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra. Her other recordings include “Amazing Grace” with Bolshoi Choir (Dreamshare), “My First Dream” which consists of works by Strauss, Wagner and Alban Berg with NDR Orchestra in Hannover (Dreamshare). She is currently professor of Vocal Music at Seoul National University.