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
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.