Min Sang Kim, voice
Praised for his “unusually ethereal and powerful voice” on the operatic stages, countertenor Dr. Min Sang Kim has performed numerous leading roles, such as Giulio Cesare and Tolomeo in Handel’s Giulio Cesare; Nerone in Handel’s Agrippina; Rinaldo in Handel’s Rinaldo; Oberon in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Ottone, Nerone, and Valetto in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea; Endimione in Cavalli’s La Calisto; Orfeo in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice; Madame de la H altière in Massenet’s Cendrillon; Prince Orlofsky in Johann Strauss II’s Die Fledermaus; Secrecy and Mopsa in Purcell’s The Fairy Queen; Sorceress in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas; Apollo in Cavalli’s L’Egisto; Ixion in Charpentier’s La descente d'Orphée aux e nfers; and Ascanio in Mozart’s Ascanio in Alba.
In addition to the operatic stage, he has performed with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Washington Bach Consort, Balance Campaign, Dolce Contento Ensemble, American Bach Soloists, Washington National Cathe dral Choir, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Chamber Orchestra, Washington Concert Society, Peabody Renaissance Ensemble, Peabody - Hopkins Chorus and Daegu Orchestra among others. He has frequently appeared in renowned concert halls such as Carneg ie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Strathmore Music Center, Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Kaufman Music Center’s Merkin Hall, Jordan Hall, Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, Daegu Opera House, Daegu Concert House, Geoam Art Hall and many other venue s.
Dr. Kim has received numerous awards and recognitions. Most notably, he is a winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Capitol District, Annapolis Opera Competition, Camille Coloratura Awards, Saltworks Opera Competition, Concert Artis ts International Music Competition, Russell C. Wonderlic Voice Competition, Baltimore Music Club Competition, Music Association of Daegu City Music Competition, and Osaka International Music Competition as well as being a finalist of the Renata Tebaldi Int ernational Voice Competition, Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg International Opera Competition, and Vocal Arts DC Competition. He has also been awarded the Official Citation from the Maryland Legislative Asian - American and Pacific - Islander Caucus for promotin g the art and assisting the most vulnerable populations in the immigrant community of Maryland.
Originally from South Korea, Dr. Kim moved to the United States in order to attend the Juilliard School’s pre - college. He received his Bachelor of Music in Voca l Performance at the New England Conservatory of Music. He received his Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in Voice at Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. He was the first countertenor who received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the institution, and he was a recipient of the George Woodhead Endowed Scholarship and the G. Raymond Ziegler Endowed Scholarship. He is currently serving as an Assistant Professor of Voice at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee.