The American soprano, Yunjin Audrey Kim, studied at Warwick High in Newport News, Virginia (Class of 2004). She obtained her Bachelor of Music degree from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia (Class of 2009), and her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York (Class of 2012). She has performed in master-classes with Maestro Gildo DiNunzio from Metropolitan Opera, Martina Arroyo, Kevin Kennedy, Peter Mark, Wieland Mueller, Sharon Chirstman, Rick Chirstman, and Fabiana Bravo. She is winner of the Mu Phi International Fraternity Competition, the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), James Madison University’s concerto competition and Eastman Concerto Competition.
Yunjin Audrey Kim has made appearances on the opera, concert and recital stage. Concert solo appearances include a performance of Messiaen’s Poémes pour Mi with the Eastman Philharmonia and a performance with the Eastman-Rochester Chorus as soprano soloist for L.v. Beethoven’s Missa solemnis at Kodak Hall. In October of 2013, she made her debut at Carnegie Hall performing songs of Nikolai Medtner.
On the opera stage, Yunjin Audrey Kim has appeared as Elisetta in Il Matrimonio Segreto at Eastman and has performed lead roles in many main productions and scenes including Cosi Fan Tutte, Dido and Aeneas, Don Giovanni, The Rake's Progress, Der Rosenkavalier, Merry Widow, Mireille and Street Scene to name a few. She was featured on the album "A Thousand Burnt Offerings" released in South Korea in April 2013 with a South American tour slated for 2014.
Yunjin Audrey Kim has collaborated with composer Arlene Elizabeth Sierra, culminating in a performance of her composition Hearing Things in a guest lecture recital. She currently resides in Rochester, New York where she regularly performs and teaches throughout central New York. Since January 2013 she is Choral Scholar at the the Episcopal Church of St. Luke & St. Simon Cyrene in Rochester; since May 2013 she is Voice and Piano Instructor at the Rochester Academy Of Music & Arts.