Classic Concert Series - Kyuyoung Lee and Hyoung Wuk Kim

Classic Concert Series - Kyuyoung Lee and Hyoung Wuk Kim

Sun Mar 5, 2023 - 1:00 PM

Come enjoy world class classical music performed by some of the world's most talented classical musicians during our four week Classical Concert Series.

On March 5th we have Kyuyoung Lee and Hyoung Wuk Kim.

Tickets are $100 for all four shows or $32 per concert.

This Classical Concert Series is presented by The Gibson Centre and sponsored by Family Dental Care.

Kyuyoung Lee Bio

Tenor Kyuyoung Lee, a native of South Korea, has performed numerous programs in his home country, most notably with the Korea Prime Philharmonic Orchestra. He was a winner of the Metropolitan Opera Competition district of Colorado in 2015 and the Saltwork Opera Competition in 2017.

Dr. Lee has sung leading roles with the Boston University Opera Institute including Alfredo in La Traviata, Mayor in Albert Herring, Sheldon in Later the Same Evening and Doofey in Sweets by Kate. He has sung with the Aspen Opera Theater Center covering Rodolfo in La Boheme and Luigi in A Wedding. While attending USC, he performed Tamino in The Magic Flute and Chaplain of the Monastery in Dialogues of the Carmelites with the USC Thorton Opera. Other operatic roles include Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni at Manhattan School of Music, Lucarnio in Ariodante with Chautauqua Opera, and Hoffmann in The Tales of Hoffmann at Music Academy of the West.

Dr. Lee earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Arts from Seoul National University, a Master of Music degree in Vocal Arts from the University of Southern California studying under Professor Elizabeth Hynes, a Professional Studies Certificate in Vocal Arts from the Manhattan School of Music under Professor Marlena Kleinman Malas, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from Boston University where he studied with Dr. Lynn Eustis. He received several notable scholarships, including the Seoul National University Alumni Development Fund Scholarship and the Music Merit Scholarship for Excellent Academic record at USC.

Hyoung Wuk Kim Bio

Pianist Hyoung Wuk Kim enjoys a versatile performing career as a recitalist as well as a chamber musician. He has garnered national acclaim for his "remarkable interpretation" in his performances. He won prizes in several competitions and played in numerous recitals throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. As a soloist, Hyoung appeared with several orchestras, such as Greece Symphony Orchestra and Los Angeles Sinfonietta. Recently, he had a concert tour in European countries including Austria, Germany, Budapest, and Croatia.

Over ten years of teaching experience at Eastman School of Music, The California School of the Arts, Citrus College, and Glendale College, and Montecito International Music Festival, many of his students have represented their developing musicianship and successes by winning competitions and performing with orchestras. Hyoung Kim received his Master of Music degree at University of Southern California and his Bachelor of Music and Doctorate of Musical Arts degrees in piano performance and literature at Eastman School of Music.