Sungyeun Kim


Sungyeun Kim attends the 2023 TSM Academy courtesy of the Browning Watt Foundation Fellowship.

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea

South Korean-born soprano Sungyeun Kim has been recognized for her potential and diverse performance abilities as a classically trained vocalist in both South Korea and America.   

Recognized for her remarkable technique as a coloratura soprano, she has performed in concerts at the most illustrious concert halls in South Korea, including Seoul Arts Center, Sejong Art Center and Lotte Concert Hall. Kim was named a winner of the Sung-Jeong, Suri and Korea National Opera competitions. As the second prize winner of the KBS-KEPCO competition, she was invited to perform at the BrucknerHaus and Anton Bruckner University in Linz, Austria. 

Kim has explored various musical perspectives through opera production, not only as a professional performer but also as an assistant stage manager of works including Guillaume Tell, La Traviata, Don Giovanni, and Die Zauberflöte. Other professional credits include a showcase as Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto, Susanna in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, and Sophie in Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier. She has also appeared as a soloist with the SNU Orchestra, Hankyung Philharmonic and The Orchestra Now performing works by composers ranging from Gustav Mahler to Verdi. 

A graduate of Seoul National University, Kim enrolled in Bard College Graduate Vocal Arts Program and has performed the Fox in Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen, soprano soloist in Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Bach Cantata BWV 82 under the direction of Leon Botstein. She is very thrilled to join as a full-time fellow of both SongFest in Nashville and Toronto Music Summer this summer.