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South Korean Opera Singer Baritone Yonghyun Kim is completing a Doctor of Musical Arts (Vocal Performance) degree at the University of North Texas under the tutelage of Dr. Stephen Morscheck, and is the recipient of a competitive Winspear Opera Scholarship and Graduate Voice Performance scholarship. Previous credits include Marcello(La bohème), Don Giovanni(Don Giovanni), Don Alfonso(Così fan tutte), Escamillo(Carmen), Dr. Falke(Die Fledermaus) and Il Conte di Almaviva(Le nozze di Figaro). Upcoming performances include Peter(Hänsel und Gretel) at UNT. He had a professional solo recital in Seoul, Korea, with Kumho Asiana Cultural Foundation in 2017. He participated in the Aspen Music Festival as a fellowship singer with a full scholarship. He graduated from Seoul National University in 2014 (BM) and also graduated from Manhattan School of Music in 2018(MM) studying with James Morris. He trained at the Accademia AMO of the Teatro Coccia di Novara in Italy and made his Italian Opera debut. He made his operatic debut in Korea at the Sejong Grand Theater in 2021. He won the UNT concerto competition in 2022-2023, Barry Alexander International Vocal Competition(2023) and AIMS Vocal competition(2024). He will perform "Vino With The Maestro" concert and Fauré requiem as a baritone soloist with Abilene orchestra in March, 2024. 

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