Jaewoo Kim - tenor
Born in Korea, Jaewoo Kim moved to Australia in 1990 to study at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. He completed his Bachelor of Music and post-graduate diploma at the Canberra School of Music and was the winner of Opera Foundationís Metropolitan Opera Awards and winner of the McDonalds Aria in 2000. He was a member of Opera Australia's Young Artists' Development Program in 1998 and a principal artist for the company from 2000 - 2006.
In 2007 Jaewoo Kim relocated to the United Kingdom. Opera engagements have included Edgardo Lucia di Lammermoor and the Italian Singer Der Rosenkavalier (English National Opera), Duke Rigoletto (Opera Holland Park), Harlequin in Tarik O'Reganís The Heart of Darkness (Linbury), Tamino The Magic Flute (Lyric Opera Productions Dublin), Alfredo La Traviata (Longborough Festival), Ferrando Cosž fan tutte and Orphee Orphee Aux Enfers (Diva Opera in the UK and on tour in Europe) and Alfredo in La Traviata in Udine, Italy and Croatia for Societa Filarmonia,
In Australia he has sung Don Ottavio Don Giovanni, Tamino The Magic Flute, Ferrando Cosi fan tutte and Gerald in Lakmť in for Opera Australia, Gerald in Lakmť in New Zealand for Canterbury Opera, Arbace in a touring production of Idomeneo in Italy, Ottavio in Don Giovanni and the title role in Faust for NBR New Zealand Opera and Rodolfo in La bohŤme for Wellington National Opera. As a principal at Opera Australia, his roles included Rodolfo La bohŤme, Almaviva Il barbiere di Siviglia, Jacquino Fidelio, Arbace Idomeneo, Nathanael Les contes d'Hoffmann, Gastone La Traviata and Beppe Pagliacci.
Concert engagements include The Dream of Gerontius with London Mozart Players and Oriana Choir at the Barbican Mendelssohnís Symphony No. 2 with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra which has been released on ABC Classics, Cassio Otello and Beethoven Symphony No. 9 (Melbourne Symphony Orchestra), Beethoven Symphony No. 9 (Sydney and Queensland Symphony Orchestras), Messiah (Sydney Philharmonia and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra), Haydnís The Creation (Opera Queensland), Haydnís Nelson Mass (Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra), Shepherd/Sailor Tristan and Isolde (Queensland Music Festival). His ever expanding Choral repertoire includes the masses of Schubert and Haydn and Mendelssohn's Elijah (Canberra Choral Society), Mahlerís Symphony No 8 (Canberra National Multicultural Festival), Handelís Messiah (Sydney Town Hall and Llewellyn Hall) and Bach's St. John Passion, Brittenís Spring Symphony and JanŠcek's Glagolitic Mass for the Llewellyn Choir. He has also performed with the Korean Philharmonic Choir at Sydney Town Hall and with Ensemble XXI in Sakhalin and Moscow in Russia under Lygia O'Riordan.
Earlier this year he sang Lensky Eugene Onegin for English Touring Opera and Tamino The Magic Flute for Diva Opera.