Jeeyoung Lim
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VITA

Jeeyoung Lim

“Unlike most of his fellow korean singers, Jeeyoung Lim showed delicacy and fine nuances with the German language, rather than showing a powerhouse way of singing.”

The multilingual Bass-Baritone Jeeyoung Lim studied at the Korea National University of Arts where he studied under the tutelage of Prof. Hans (Hyunsoo) Choi, Hyuk Lee, and So Young Lee. He has recently finished his Konzertexamen degree at the Hochschule für Musik „Hanns Eisler“ Berlin under the tutelage of Prof. Scot Weir, Prof. Thomas Quasthoff and Prof. Wolfram Rieger, where he also finished his Masters degree with the highest mark. Jeeyoung Lim has participated in masterclasses given by Thomas Hampson, KS Birgitte Fassbaender, DBE Ann Murray, Helmut Deutsch, Graham Johnson, Benjamin Appl, Charles Spencer, Barbara Bonney, Henk Neven, DBE Imogen Cooper and Amanda Roocroft.

He has also taken part in festivals such as: Leeds Lieder Festival, Lied Basel Festival, Eppaner Liedsommer Festival, and most recently the Oxford Lieder Festival. He was invited again by KS Brigitte Fassbaender to give a Lied-Matinee at the Eppaner Liedsommer and also by Thomas Hampson to give recitals at “Pierre Boulez Saal” in Berlin for multiple years as a part of the “Schubert-Week''. He has also given concerts together with numerous world-class musicians such as: Thomas Hampson, Thomas Quasthoff, Graham Johnson, Malcolm Martineau, Daniel Cohen and Antonello Manacorda.

Jeeyoung Lim has won numerous prizes such as: “Prize for Most Promising Future Talent” at the „Das Lied“ International Song Competition, the “Britten Pears Young Artist Program Prize” at the Wigmore Hall Song Competition to become the first asian singer to win a prize at the competition, and most recently 3rd place and a special prize at the Helmut Deutsch Liedwettbewerb.

This year Jeeyoung has opera performances and song recitals which include a song recital with Helmut Deutsch at the Ehrbar Saal in Vienna and a CD production with B-Record in France.

Aside from singing on stage, Jeeyoung Lim is the founder/organizer of the Facebook page “Lied World”. He has founded this page to make German Lied popular in Korea. He introduces lesser-known Lieds to the public and also his own interpretation, and thoughts about the piece.

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