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Sung-Kil Kim
Guest professor
from Seoul National University (Emeritus)

Sung-Kil Kim has been Korea's most highly acclaimed baritone for the past three decade and has received numerous honors such as the Medal of Honor which was awarded to him by the Korean government. He studied at the Seoul National University and the Juilliard School of Music, the American Opera Center Juilliard Maria Callas master class [which has been released by EMI], and at the Spoleto Festival in Italy.

He has been a winner in numerous competitions, including those at the Metropolitan opera, The Baltimore Opera, Liederkranz, and at the Concert Artists Guild Competitions.

He has also been featured on NBC and NET-TV and has given numerous recitals in major cities in the United States, Germany, and Japan and has just completed a recording of Soon-Nam Kim with pianist Dalton Baldwin. Mr. Kim has performed with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Moscow Philharmonic, the Korean National Symphony Orchestra, the KBS Symphony Orchestra, and the Seoul City Philharmonic.

In 1985, Mr. Kim was the soloist chosen to perform in the city of Pyung Yang in North Korea for the South Korean Cultural Exchange. He has appeared numerous times in the Festival of the Korean Arts Songs which were broadcast on the KBS and MBC television stations.

Sun-Kil Kim has performed in many Oratorios and more than 30 operas including Tosca, La Traviata, Rigoletto, Don Carlo, Madame Butterfly, and La Boheme. In addition, he has given a master class in the Juilliard Pre-College and has taught at the International Summer Academy of music in Nice, France. A frequent judge at national and international competitions. He is currently an emeritus faculty member at the Seoul National University where he has been teaching for thirty-three years before he retired recently in 2007.

Mr. Kim served on the jury for the Voice Masters Competition in Monte-Carlo in June 2008.

January 2009



Sung-Kil Kim will teach at the following academy:

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