Baritone SANG KYUN CHOI is a frequent soloist with various organizations in New York as well as being a featured performer in oratorio, concerts and recitals across the United States and in his native country Korea.
Recently Sang Kyun made his Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall debut as the soloist of the Grand Gala Concert with Eurydice Opera Orchestra and Chorus which was dedicated to victims and heroes of September 11th, 2001.
Sang Kyun made his Carnegie Hall debut as soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the Gloria Orchestra of New York.
Mr. Choi started his operatic career as Dulcamara from the Elixer of Love on the stage of The National Theatre of Seoul Korea. His numerous other roles have included Dr. Falke from Die Fledermaus(Queens Opera), Cheap Jack from Hugh The Drover(Bronx Opera), title roles of The Marriage of Figaro(Roma Festival, Bronx Lyric Opera), Don Giovanni(NY Operesque) and Mikado(Troupers Light Opera, New York Gilbert and Sullivan Foundation), Germont from La Traviata(Queens Opera), Papageno from The Magic Flute(Dicapo Opera), Marcello from La Bohem(Rutgers Opera, Korean American Opera, Family Opera), Figaro from The Barber of Seville, Sharpless from Madama Butterfly(Mannes opera), Melchior from Amahl and the Night Visitors(Mannes opera), etc..
Mr. Choi was the featured baritone in the premiere of the Opera Immigrant of the womb by Jason Kao Whang, Moon Princess by Yukako Mito. He was also featured in the American premiere of the opera Fox Gombo by Sugano Hirokazu, which was broadcast on WQXR(NYC FM 96.3) with Bob Sherman as host. Concert performances have seen.
Mr. Choi appear as the baritone soloist in the New York premiere of The Grand Festival Mass by Frank Carolle, and Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 with the Seoul International Choral Festival Chorus and Orchestra.
Sang Kyun made his German debut successfully at Altenburg Festival 2000, where he was critically acclaimed as the singer who made the hearts of the German audience race with his warm and full voice.
Mr. Choi’s competition awards include winner of the 61st New York YWCA Voice Competition, Elizabeth Walter Voice Competition, Naomi Music Competition and Han Yang Voice Competition of Seoul