EungKwang Lee
baryton | Korea, °1981
 
VOICE 2011 : Laureate
After completing his studies at Seoul National University, Eung Kwang Lee came to Germany in 2005 to continue his education with Anneliese Fried at the Academy of Music Hanns Eisler in Berlin, where he graduated in 2008. He has won numerous competitions and awards: First Prize at the International Singing Competition Alexander Girardi in Coburg (2006), First and Special Prize at the International Singing Competition Riccardo Zandonai in Riva del Garda (2008) and First Prize at the Concours Ernst Haefliger in Bern / Gstaad (2010). In addition, Eung Kwang Lee is a laureate of the international singing competitions Leyla Gencer in Istanbul, Francisco Viñas in Barcelona, Ferruccio Tagliavini in Graz, Spiros Argiris in Sarzana, IVC- Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands, Alfred Giacometti in Pavia, Hilde Zadek in Vienna as well as the Grand Prix Maria Callas in Athens.

In 2007, the baritone made his debut as Marcello in La Bohème at the Seoul Art Center Opera House, which he embodied in the season 2008/2009 as a member of the Opera Studio OperAvenir at Theater Basel. In summer 2009, he was invited as Rigoletto at the Musica Riva Festival. In the season 2011/2012 he was a guest at the Saarland State Theater in Saarbruecken for the title role of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin and in Bern as Guglielmo in Così fan tutte. In addition, he made his debut as Ford in Verdi's Falstaff at the Korean National Opera. Since 2009/2010 Eung Kwang Lee is part of the ensemble of the Basel Theater. There he was already Sharpless in Madama Butterfly , Alexander Petrovich Gorjantschikow in House of the Dead, Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, Count Tomskij in Tchaikovsky's Queen of Spades , Amonasro in Verdi's Aida, Gamekeeper in Dvorák’s Rusalka, Escamillo in Bizet's Carmen and Renato in Verdi's Un ballo in maschera. In the 2013/2014 season he takes on the title role in Eugene Onegin.
Video
Final 2011: Lee EungKwang
Semi-final 2011: Lee EungKwang
Audio
Programme
Final (18/05/2011)
Gustav Mahler Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht (D minor) (Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen)
Charles Gounod Oh sainte médaille - Avant de quitter ces lieux (Faust)
Giuseppe Verdi Morir ! Tremenda cosa - Urna fatale del mio destino (La Forza del Destino)
Gioachino Rossini Largo al factotum della città (Il Barbiere di Siviglia)
EungKwang Lee, voice
La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra, dir. Carlo Rizzi
Semi-final (09/05/2011)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Bravo, signor padrone - Se vuol ballare (Le Nozze di Figaro)
Aleksandr Borodin Ni sna ni otdycha (Prince Igor)
Gustav Mahler Ich hab'ein glühend Messer (D minor) (Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen)
Francis Poulenc La belle jeunesse (Chansons gaillardes FP 42)
Ruggiero Leoncavallo Si può, si può (Pagliacci)
EungKwang Lee, voice
David Zobel, pianist accompanist
First round (07/05/2011)
Pyotr Tchaikovsky Serenada Don-Zhuana (Shest' romansov (Six Romances) op. 38)
Giuseppe Verdi E sogno, o realta? (Falstaff)
EungKwang Lee
David Zobel, pianist accompanist
Piano 2020 postponed to May 2021
How the competition unfolds
H.M. Queen Mathilde
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