Yunji Shim

Yunji Shim - Krannert Debut Artist

Yunji Shim is the Krannert Debut Artist for 2017.

Each year, student nominees from the University of Illinois School of Music audition for Krannert Center’s Debut Artist competition. As the winner of this competition, Yunji Shim will present a recital on the Foellinger Great Hall stage to launch her professional career as part of Krannert Center's Marquee Sunday Salon Series. Previous winners now teach and perform throughout the world. This performance presents an opportunity to experience the emerging artistry of a rising young musician and see history in the making.

Ms Shim, soprano, is a third year Doctoral student in Voice Performance and Literature at University of Illinois. She earned a Master of Music degree at the Eastman School of Music in 2013 and her bachelor’s degree of Music at Seoul National University in South Korea in 2011. Recently, she has performed Ottavia in L’incoronazione di Poppea at U of I. In 2014 she performed in Don Giovanni as Donna Anna in Charlotte, NC. In 2011, as a soloist, she performed Scenes from Faust by Schumann in Kodak hall at Eastman School of Music. She is the winner of the young artist competition by Artist Presentation Society in St. Louis and has won the second prize at Southern Illinois Young Artist Organization vocal competition. She has studied with Cynthia Haymon-Coleman, Dr. Robert McIver, Dr. Hyunju Yun and Soonhee Lee.

Ms. Shim will be heard as soloist in the Libera me from Verdi's Requiem in the Lyric Theatre production "Viva Verdi," February 23-26, 2017.

The jury also named Seul Lee, violin, as First Runner-up, and Michael Minarcek, percussion, as Second Runner-up. 

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