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Royal Academy of Music

Kyu Choi Baritone

Recipient of Independent Opera Voice Scholarship 2018

Kyu Choi is a South Korean Baritone, who graduated from the Korea National University of Arts before taking up a place at the Royal Academy of Music. He is currently studying for his Advanced Diploma which is supported by the Charles Mackerras Opera Scholarship, Independent Opera Voice Scholarship and Stokes Bursary at the Royal Academy Opera (RAO) under Mark Wildman and Iain Ledingham. During his studies, he has taken part in masterclasses with Renato Bruson, Simon Keenlyside and Helmut Deutsch among others.

He has made numerous solo appearances, notably at the Wigmore Hall, and the Seoul Art Centre Recital Hall. He took up several principal roles including the title role in Don Giovanni with the RAO under Gareth Hancock, as well as appearing as a soloist in oratorios such as Elijah at the Buckingham Parish Church, Buckingham.

His oversea visits have included the Festival of Khrennikov 2017 in Russia and a course of study with sessions at the Mozarteum Universität, Salzburg. As a recent winner of the opera prize at the Mozart Singing Competition (2017), he received an award from Josephine Baker Trust (2016) and was a finalist of Wilhelm Stenhammer International Competition in Sweden (2018). He is looking forward to several upcoming concert engagements.

This biography was published in November 2018.