INTERPLAY, a teaching and performance collaboration between UMBC and the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, will bring Peabody Conservatory students Min Sang Kim, countertenor, and Sungpil Kim, pianist, to UMBC to coach vocal students and to perform in Linehan Concert Hall. Launched in fall 2016 with cellist Mauricio Rey Gallego and pianist Teodora Adzharova, the spring INTERPLAY residency takes place in February and March.
Together Min Sang Kim and Sungpil Kim will lead three class sessions under the mentorship of UMBC Music Faculty member Stephen Caracciolo in which they will coach UMBC vocal students on musical and career preparation skills. The residency culminates in this performance by Min Sang and Sungpil Kim on Sunday, March 5, featuring music by Handel, Purcell, Schubert and Heggie, as well as Korean art songs.
Countertenor Min Sang Kim is originally from South Korea and moved to the United States to attend The Juilliard School’s Pre-College Division. After training there as a countertenor, he received his Bachelor of Music degree from the New England Conservatory and a Masters of Music at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. He is currently pursuing Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Peabody in the studio of William Sharp. He is a Voice Graduate Assistant and a recipient of George Woodhead Quasi-Endowed Scholarship and the G. Raymond Ziegler Endowed Scholarship. His operatic roles have included Ottone in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea with New York Lyric Opera; Tolomeo in Handel’s Giulio Cesare with Opera Theater of Pittsburgh; Secrecy, Mopsa in Purcell’s Fairy Queen with Hawaii Performing Arts Festival; Endimione in Cavalli’s La Calisto, Ixion in Charpentier’s La descente d’Orphée aux enfers, Madame de la Haltière in Massenet’s Cendrillon, and Oberon in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Peabody Opera; Nerone in Handel’s Agrippina with Opera NEO; Ottone, Valetto in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, Cesare in Handel’s Giulio Cesare, and Ascanio in Mozart’s Ascanio in Alba with Aspen Opera Center. On concert stages, he has performed with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Washington Bach Consort, Washington Concert Society, Peabody-Hopkins Chorus, Peabody Symphony and Concert Orchestra, Renaissance Ensemble, Now Hear This, American Bach Soloists, and NEC Concert Choir. He is recent winner of the Baltimore Music Club Competition, Osaka International Music Competition and finalist of Vocal Arts DC Competition.
Pianist Sungpil Kim performs as a recitalist, chamber musician and orchestral soloist across the United States and in his native South Korea. Praised by International Piano Magazine for performances infused with “magic in atmosphere, individuality and poise,” his repertoire encompasses timeless masterpieces of the piano literature along with innovative new compositions. Most recently, he went on a live show of a famous Korean Facebook channel (with 250,000 followers) for classical music, “Crazy for Classical.” Appearances as a soloist with orchestra include performances with the Manchester Camerata in England, where he performed the Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11 by Chopin and the Changwon Municipal Philharmonic Orchestra in Tongyeong, South Korea, which featured him performing the Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30 by Rachmaninoff. As a recitalist, he performs in prestigious halls as well as casual venues that support his mission to make classical music accessible to people everywhere. He has appeared on the Yamaha Rising Artist Series in Seoul and performed on the same city’s House Concert Series. In 2015, he was heard by thousands in the New York metropolitan region performing an all-Chopin recital live on WWFM radio. Mr. Kim was awarded the first prize at the 2011 Jefferson Symphony International Young Artists Competition in Colorado and the 2009 South Orange Symphony Orchestra Artist Competition. Within his first year of piano studies, Mr. Kim won top prizes in six national competitions in Seoul, including, at the age of 12, a grand prize at the 2000 Junior Korea Times Competition. Mr. Kim earned the Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees from the Peabody Conservatory, where he studied with renowned artist-teacher Yong Hi Moon. Previously, he studied for four years with the eminent pianist Martin Canin at The Juilliard School’s Pre-College Division. Mr. Kim is completing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Peabody, in the studio of Brian Ganz.
Selected through a rigorous audition process, rising artists enrolled in the graduate program at the Peabody Institute explore innovative concert programming in this concert. They will take the audience through a first-hand musical experience that invites the audience to explore ideas, meaning, and inspiration behind the works presented in concert. Performers and program to be announced.
Admission is free.
Directions and parking information
UMBC is located about 10 minutes south of the Inner Harbor along I-95. For this event, free visitor parking is available in Lot 8, directly adjacent to the Performing Arts and Humanities Building, where Linehan Concert Hall is located — please see here for additional information.
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