The Korean-American countertenor Kangmin Justin Kim was born in South Korea and grew up in Chicago. He studied voice, opera, and musical theater at Northwestern University in Evanston and at the Royal Academy of Music, London.
In just a few years Kangmin Justin Kim has established himself as one of the most sought-after countertenors, having already collaborated with such conductors as Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Mark Minkowski, Andrea Marcon and Michael Hofstetter.
Career highlights include Nerone in L’incoronazione di Poppea and Speranza in Monteverdi’s Orfeo at the Salzburg Festival, the Philharmonie in Paris, the Edinburgh Festival, the Luzern Festival, the Berliner Festspiele and New York’s Lincoln Center under under the direction of Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Cesare in Vivaldi’s Catone in Utica at the Oper Köln and Orfeo in Handel’s Parnasso in festa in Basel and at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam with Andrea Marcon, his debut at the Teatro San Carlo of Naples in Britten’s Canticles, Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus for his Paris debut at the Opéra Comique conducted by Marc Minkowski, Oreste in La belle Hélène at the Théâtre du Chatelet in Paris, Sesto in La clemenza di Tito in Montpellier, Enea in Didone abbandonata at the Handel Festival in Halle and a Gala concert at the Styriate in Graz.
For his interpretation of the title role of Pym he received nominations as “Best Singer” of the 2015/16 season for the German theatre award DER FAUST 2016 and from the magazine Opernwelt as “Singer of the year 2016”.



Parnasso in festa

Andrea Marcon


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